A woman who nursed gunshot injuries after a Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldier reportedly shot at a group of revellers in a bar in Kampala on Tuesday, has passed away.
Anita Namakula’s death yesterday totals to two the number of fatalities resulting from the brawl.
Her friend, Aggrey Ampumuza, lost his life on the spot after Lance Corporal David Katamugaya reportdly sprayed live bullets on them at Naiga premises in Boston Village, Salaama Parish, Makindye Division at around 3am, following fracas.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy boss, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, said the accused is still at large and a chase for him is underway.
Police linked the shooting incident to a love triangle.
According to the police, the officer found five revellers, including the two deceased persons, enjoying their drinks at the bar and confronted them, leading to a heated fracas.
“The suspect escaped and vowed to come with vengeance,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.
“Lance Corporal Katamugaya putting on a green digital camouflage army uniform and holding an AK47 and confronted the group. He ordered one of them to move aside and sprayed live bullets on the remaining four victims, killing Ampumuza on the spot,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.
Ampumuza’s brother, Mr Ben Twinamasiko, Namakula and an unidentified third person sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the hospital.
Mr Owoyesigyire said police seized five spent cartridges and a projectile at the crime scene. He noted that the firearm used in the incident and 24 bullets were found at the suspect’s home.
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