A  Harare tycoon was shot dead by robbers who went on to take cash from him.

The 52 year old, yet to be identified, was  gunned down by an armed gang that had been following him from his business premises in Budiriro.

No arrests had been made so far.

The businessman, was shot several times all over his body and is believed to have been carrying a bag of cash he had collected from his businesses.

A passerby who tried to assist him after hearing gunshots, was also shot and seriously injured by the armed robbers.

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.

“We can confirm that we are investigating a murder and attempted murder cases which occurred today (yesterday) at around 2am in Budiriro were a local businessman was allegedly attacked and shot dead by suspected armed men.

“In the process, a neighbour who tried to check after hearing gunshots, was also shot on the right upper arm,” he said.