Miner beaten, shot dead in Mahdia

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Police are investigating the murder of 24-year-old Akeem Ceaser, a miner of Wismar, Linden who was shot and beaten at around 23:30h on Wednesday, at Blackwater Backdam, Kanawaruk, Mahdia.

Police Headquarters revealed that Ceaser was at a shop imbibing with friends when an argument ensued between him and a male known as Selwin which then led to a physical encounter.

A 21-year-old miner parted the two but the same miner later showed up with another male armed with a shotgun.

The gunman then allegedly shot the victim once in the left foot, gun- butted him in the head and fled the scene.

Ceaser was taken to Mahdia District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival; the body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting an autopsy

The suspect, a security guard who goes by the alias ‘Tallman’ is currently being sought.

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