Fear has gripped residents of Mbayani Township, Blantyre after unknown thugs on Monday night attacked two men, gruesomely killing one of them.
One of the victims is currently battling for his life at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH).
Police have identified the deceased as Bruno Mwale aged 23 who hailed from Chimkwili Village, Traditional Authority Chakhadza in Dowa district.
Blantyre police deputy publicist Andrew Mayawo said the incident happened when the unknown assailants broke into the house of the victims.
Reports also indicate that a 14-year-old boy was killed in the same area last week.
This comes in the wake of growing concerns by the public on a soaring crime rate in the country which has left people fearing for their safety.
It also follows a series of attacks on people with albinism, with campaigns being undertaken to address the problem.