Police Probe Kampala Downtown Shooting

Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) have Wednesday said they are yet to determine the cause of injuries on the school student who was caught up in the chaos that happened yesterday evening.

According to KMP spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango, an enforcement operation against illegal vendors around old taxi park was underway when the vendors became hostile.

Onyango said due to the hostile environment, Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the violent crowd that was obstructing and attacking the enforcement officers.

“In the process, three people were injured; they included a mother and her daughter called Recheal Nankya, a student of Lugazi SSS and another victim only identified as Jimmy,” he said

The two victims were rushed to Mulago national referral hospital by police where they are receiving treatment and now out of danger.

“We are still awaiting the scan results to determine whether the injuries are due to shooting or crash in attempt to escape from the hostile setting,” said Onyango.

In the investigations, the CID commander  KMP has obtained relevant witness accounts and other evidence from the scene.

He also checked on the patient at Mulago hospital.

The Enforcement team that conducted the operation have been summoned to record statements on the incident.

“As we continue supporting the enforcement operations by KCCA, we  call upon all members of the business community under its jurisdiction to abide with laws and regulations of the authority,” Onyango added.

It has been esstablished that the injured student was traveling from Entebbe with her mother to Lugazi SSS.

Taxis from Entebbe had dropped the victims at USAFI enroute to the old taxi park when they were caught up in the chaos.

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