Specialized units of armed police personnel have commenced investigations into circumstances under which two police officers were shot dead and others injured in Kalerwe, Kampala, on Saturday night.
The incident, which will shock the nation, occurred just hours after armed men raided a police post in Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb, where they stole a gun.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emillian Kayima said a few minutes past 9:00pm today, workers of Denovo Bread Company were attacked by gunmen who “shot and killed two of our police officers – SPC Mubiru and SPC Moses Karungi.”
Kayima said Kasirye Ssengozi, the driver of the Noah brand car in which these workers were traveling, was also shot and has since passed on.
“Some other people were injured and the assailants fled the scene,” he added.
The shootings have raised concern of worsening organized criminality in the country.
That armed men can confidently shoot at police officers and other people in a busy town like Kalerwe will send shockwaves in the city.
The bloody incident occurred at Kalerwe near Total fuel station along Gayaza road.
Kayima said cashiers were being trailed as they collected cash from different sale points where Denovo Bread is sold.
“They started with Nateete, Mutundwe, Kasubi, Bwaise, Nabweru and Lugoba. This was followed by Kawempe, Mpererwe and Kalerwe where the incident happened,” said Kayima.
Cashiers injured have been only identified as Nakatudde, Nakiwala, Nantongo Angella and Nansamba Winnie.