The camps for UPND and PF are just a few metres apart. The two UPND cadres and others were passing near the PF camp when the District Commissioner opened fire on them. In the process, he also shot a PF cadre by mistake. The three victims were rushed to the nearby hospital as DC Litula drove off while police watched.
UPND supporters later mobilised themselves and chased the gunman in Land cruisers. The captured him in the bush and handed him over to Sichili police but he has probably been already released.