A local businessman in Kabale district was yesterday shot dead by assailants over reasons yet to be established.
The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Silver Turyahikayo from Kamuganguzi sub county Kabale district.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesman says Turyahikayo was attacked by unidentified assailants at around 7.50pm last evening at Kisasi village Kamuganguzi sub county, where he had gone to check on his building site.
The attackers who were riding on a motorcycle, Maate says, pulled up and shot him three times.
“The gunshots attracted people who rushed to the scene and found the victim on the ground bleeding,” said Maate.”
“The OC station of Katuna Police station was informed on phone and he responded immediately and rushed the victim to the hospital but was pronounced dead before arrival.”
“His body has been taken to Rushoroza Health Center 4 for post-mortem and a team headed by the DPC Kabale Brian Ampaire and district CID officer has visited the scene of crime to get more facts.”