WINDHOEK: Local entertainer, Quinton ‘Quera’ Gowaseb, was struck and killed by a car on the main road between the Safari Hotel and the Doc Jubber hockey field here on Saturday evening.
The incident took place at about 21h40.
The 27-year-old Gowaseb was a back-up dancer for local hip-hop and Kwaito artist ‘Sunny Boy’.
The group was one of the opening acts for American hip-hop star “Eve” who performed at the Doc Jubber hockey field.
Gowaseb left behind two children, his mother, stepfather and a sister.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Khomas Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Silvanus Nghishindimbwa confirmed the incident, adding that police are searching for the driver who fled the scene.
He said during a media briefing here on Sunday that the police also opened a case of attempted murder after a 19-year-old man was shot by two security guards from the Inter-African Security Services during the Eve concert.
The duo jumped over a fence to gain entry to the concert venue, and security guards fired shots in the air to stop them.
One boy sustained serious injuries, and was admitted in the Katutura State Hospital.
The police opened a case of attempted murder, and the two security guards were brought in for questioning to the Windhoek Police Station.
The police confiscated the firearms.
In a separate incident, another male person died on the spot when he was hit by a car on the Western Bypass on Saturday at about 13h10.
The driver of the vehicle tested negative for alcohol, and Nghishindimbwa called on the public for assistance to visit the mortuary an identify the deceased.
In another shooting incident, twenty-five-year old Silas Mupopuwa died on the spot after he was shot in his back in the notorious Eveline Street late Saturday afternoon.
The incident took place at about 18h30 when Mupopuwa was embroiled in a fight with the brother of the murder suspect.
The 21-year-old suspect was arrested at Oshivelo in the early morning hours of Sunday morning.
The firearm was licensed, according to Nghishindimbwa.
The police also arrested a suspect for the murder of 24 year-old Erastus Kalenga, who died on Friday evening in the Havana residential area at an unknown time after he was stabbed with a kitchen knife.
All deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
Meanwhile, a total of 63 cases were reported at the Wanaheda Police Station alone over the weekend.
Nghishindimbwa said almost all victims and suspects were under the influence of alcohol when the 63 incidents happened, and it ranged from assault to crimen injuria, and driving offenses.