A police inspector has been reportedly shot five neighbourhood to death and injured four after a shooting spree in Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu.
It was gathered that the police officer was attached to a lottery company in the area.
The Enugu Police Command Spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday.
He said Four others who also sustained injuries, are currently receiving treatment at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital.
Police Spokesperson said it was unclear what led the police officer to shoot sporadically, stated that the police officer has been taken into custody, pending the conclusion of investigation.
According to him, “The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the deputy commissioner of police in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to carry out thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident,” the statement reads.
“The incident involved a police inspector attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia, and said to be on duty at a lottery company located within the Golf Estate.
“The commissioner made the order after visiting the hospital where four of the persons said to have sustained gunshot injuries are receiving treatment.
“Five others, whose injuries were critical, have been confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.”
The police commissioner also sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased persons, and urged them to remain calm While the police concludes its investigation.
Aliyu also urge residents who witnessed the incident to come forward with information.