Ranger injured in shootout with poachers

An ICCN Upemba Ranger is recovering from a gunshot wound to his lower leg, inflicted by a poacher during a detention operation within the Upemba National Park on Thursday, June 23rd 2019.

The Upemba & Kundelungu Complex medical team were called out to the incident and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and facilitated the casualty evacuation back to the Park HQ in Lusinga and the next level of care.