GUN VIOLENCE: Police in Mbarara is actively investigating a case of shooting that happened today 19th May 2023 at about 1800hrs.
According to ASP Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police Spokesperson, It is reported that a police officer identified as NO.50158 PC Opio Charles attached to the Field Force Unit (FFU) Mbarara, shot and killed CPL Yeremiah Paper, a UPDF Officer attached to Ruhengyere Engineering Brigade at Police/ Prison Cell at the residence of FFU opposite bank of Uganda Mbarara branch.
“Preliminary findings indicate that the duo had a misunderstanding that led to the Shooting. We have arrested the suspect and he is being held at CPS Mbarara while the gun suspected to have been used in the murder has been recovered and exhibited.” she said
Namaye said the body of the deceased has been conveyed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for postmortem.
“We shall give more updates on the progress of the investigation in due course but we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.” she added.
The Mbarara shooting incident comes after a few hours of a suspected suicide by shooting incident which was reported Yesterday were Atuhaire Rogers, an employee of SGA Security Company shot himself dead at Lumumba Avenue in Kampala.
In a period of two weeks, at least eight people have now been reported dead due to gun shots including the former state minister of labour Col. Charles Engola, popular blogger Isma OLexas, an Indian money lender, security guards and now another UPDF Officer.