Crime & Investigation

Police Officer Shoots 2 Dead, Injures 3 in Mubende

A police officer in Mubende district attached to Foot Force Patrol Police in Bukuya subcounty, Mubende is on the run after killing 2 people and injuring 3 others.

The police officer has been identified as Sam Mutungi.

The horrible incident occurred Tuesday morning between 2:00am and 3:00am at Busega pub in Bukuya trading center in Mubende district.

The whole nasty situation stemmed from, according to police, a misunderstanding Mutungi had with some people over a woman at the said pub, and it resulted into a fight, where he was assaulted.

After the incident, he left the bar “returned minutes later with his gun and opened fire killing instantly 2 people and injuring 3 others,” according to Nobert Ochom, the Mubende police spokesman.

He identified the deceased as Necteria Kawaga, 23, a resident of Bukuya and the other is Balode Yofesi, a UPDF soldier at private rank and 30 years old, attached to Lugwago Detach in Mubende.

The injured are Emmanuel Kusima, a resident of Kamusenene and a boda boda rider.

He was rushed to Mityana hospital for medical attention.

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The other is Joseph Mbazira, 46, a resident of Makonzi and Sunday Ssentongo, 33, a resident of Kibizi village and a boda boda rider.

They were both rushed to Kasanda health centre IV with “minor injuries for treatment.”

The bodies have been taken to Kasanda Health Centre IV mortuary pending postmortem.

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