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Malawi deputy Defence Minister’s daughter shot dead in US

Two women who are both daughters of Malawi deputy Minister of Defence Jean Sendeza have been shot in South Bend, Indiana, United States, leaving one of them dead and the other critically injured.

The two daughters have been identified as Mundi and Noria Sendeza.

Police in South Bend, Indiana, have since arrested a Malawian man, KaIekeni Lindeire for murder and attempted murder of Noria Sendeza.

The two were shot last night by Kalekeni, a boy friend of Mundi after failing to accept that it was over between the two. It must be noted that Kalekeni is a year less in US while the two have been in USA for many years.

Mundi and Noria Sendeza.

According to a news report on The South Bend Tribune , the shooter has been identified as Kalekeni Lindeire, 37, a Malawian citizen.

Lindeire reportedly got irked after Mundi Sendeza, sister of the deceased Noria ended their love relationship.

The shooter has been arrested and  is in police custody.

The report says US Police were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon to Hickory Village apartments on reports of shots fired, according to a release from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Dispatchers began getting emergency calls of a rollover accident in a parking lot in the 3600 block of E. Edison Rd. The lot is within the South Bend city limits, and South Bend and Mishawaka police responded to both calls.

Police respond to crashed cars in the shopping center parking lot at Hickory and Edison roads on Friday in Mishawaka. Initial reports indicate that a possible shooting at Hickory Village Apartments may have been related.

Officers found two women who were riding in the overturned vehicle had been shot. One of the women was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said, while the other was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

According to one news outlet www.abc57.com /news, police received a call for shots fired in the area of Hickory Village Apartments just after 3 p.m on Friday and as officers responded to the call, they also received calls about a car accident in a parking lot near the intersection of Hickory and Edison roads and found two females in an overturned car.

Kalekeni: In the cooler

One of these women was shot and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.After interviewing many witnesses and processing two scenes for evidence, police arrested Kalekeni Lindeire for murder and attempted murder.

Dale Britton, 48, who was shopping at the nearby Family Dollar store at the time of the crash, found two children crying at the scene.

“I saw two little kids wandering in and out of cars. They looked dazed, in shock,” he said, adding that they said that someone had been shot.

Britton said he worked at the Cleveland Clinic and had a first-aid kit with him. He sat them down and worked to clean up their cuts. “I was just concerned about the children,” he said. – South Bend Tribune

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