Footballer Geofrey Massa, Female Friend Injured in Police Shooting

Police officers last night opened fire on the vehicle where former Uganda Cranes midfielder Geoffrey Massa and another passenger were travelling.

The shooting took place in the night in Kireka, a Kampala suburb.

Reports indicate that Mr Massa’s female friend identified as Josephine Maliza, who he was dropping off, was injured by the bullets.

The former national football team captain himself was injured in the incident but not by the bullets according to Police

Police spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan area Emilian Kayima confirmed the development in a statement, saying that Massa’s vehicle which was parked along the high way on the Nambole Fly Over, looked suspicious to Police Patrol officers.

He says the officers approached the vehicle and tried to talk to the occupants.

“It’s reported that the driver, Geofrey Massa sped off in a rush sending more suspicion. In an attempt to stop them, officers attempted to shoot the tyres of the vehicle and subsequently injured the lady in the vehicle,” said Kayima.

“He, Geoffrey Massa suddenly stopped, almost hit another motorist and allegedly hit his forehead on the windscreen, injuring himself.”

Massa was rushed to a nearby clinic called Gwatiro, police says, and he received medical attention. The woman friend,Josephine Maliza, aged about is also getting treated of the bullet wounds at the same facility.”

Kayima dismissed earlier reports that Ms Maliza had succumbed to the injuries, stressing that she is not even in critical condition.

He also revealed that police opened a General Inquiry File (GEF) to establish the truth behind the incident.

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