Police have arrested three of the armed robbers who shot dead a 10-month-old infant in an attempted robbery in a Macheke earlier on Tuesday.
ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi named the suspects as Ranganai Machipisa (36), Pearson Machipisa (23) and Gift Nhema (32).
The seven suspects armed with guns raided a family in Macheke around 1 AM yesterday.
While attempting to rob the family, a scuffle started leading to the suspects shooting the 10-month-old baby and the mother.
The suspected robbers reportedly vanished from the scene.
A team from the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) tracked the suspects and intercepted them resulting in a serious shootout.
The suspects reportedly abandoned their getaway vehicle and escaped on foot.
One of the suspects was injured during the shootout and was tracked down by the police dog section who then managed to arrest him.