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Security Guard Shoots Dead UPDF Soldier In Kampala Bar, Mob Linches Him

UPDF Soldier Kills Two In Bar Misunderstanding

A female victim who sustained serious injuries after a UPDF soldier reportedly shot at a group of people in a bar in Kampala on Tuesday, has died. Anita Namakula’s demise yesterday brings to two the number of deaths resulting from the incident.

Her colleague, Aggrey Ampumuza, died on the spot after Lance Corporal David Katamugaya reportedly shot them at Naiga Establishment in Boston Village, Salaama Parish, Makindye Division at around 3 am, following a misunderstanding.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson, Mr. Luke Owoyesigyire, said the suspect is still on the run. However, a hunt for him is ongoing. Police suspect the motive of the shooting to be a love triangle.

Apparently, the suspect found five people, including the two deceased persons, drinking at the bar and interrupted them. This led to a heated argument that quickly turned nasty. The UPDF soldier soon left the scene and promised to return.

“Lance Corporal Katamugaya returned wearing a green digital camouflage army uniform and carrying an AK47 and approached the group. He instructed one of them to step aside and opened fire towards the four remaining victims, killing Ampumuza instantly,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.

Ampumuza’s brother, Mr Ben Twinamasiko, Namakula, and an unidentified third victim were injured and rushed to the hospital.

Police recovered five spent cartridges and one projectile at the scene of crime. The report also added that the gun used in the crime and 24 bullets were recovered at the suspect’s home.

There is an upsurge in cases of gun violence involving security personnel in the country. On Saturday, a private security guard shot dead a colleague for an unknown reason near the Old Taxi Park.

The suspect abandoned the gun near the crime scene before he fled. Police is yet to arrest him.

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