Trigger happy-suspect, victim had an argument before shooting, police has revealed.
The deceased has been identified as Mr. John Mujumbi, a 25-year-old male who had been stationed at IDAK Apartments in Konge, while his shooter was identified Mr. Peter Ochoroi, a 26-year-old male l.
Both the suspect and the victim were employees of Capital Guards and Patrol
“According to initial reports, the two individuals had been sharing a rented room provided by the company. Both guards were armed with SAR semi-automatic rifles, each loaded with five rounds of ammunition. Their assigned duty was to provide security during nighttime, as per their supervisor’s instructions,” ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy police spokesperson said in a press statement.
” Eyewitnesses reported hearing an argument between the two guards, conducted in a language they did not understand. Shortly thereafter, a gunshot was heard originating from the same room. The police swiftly responded to the scene, accompanied by the divisional team and the Scene of Crime Officer. The victim was immediately rushed to Mulago Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, he added.
During the investigation, Owoyesigyire said two rifles were discovered at the scene.
“Two small magazines, capable of holding five rounds each, were also recovered near the firearms. Additionally, two sets of company uniforms were found in the room,” .
“Preliminary findings indicate that the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the forehead, resulting in profuse bleeding,”
Tthe motive behind the incident he said is not yet clear.
“Efforts are underway to gather additional information about both the victim and the suspect through their employer, the security company. Furthermore, the postmortem report from Mulago City Mortuary will be obtained, and the exhibited firearms and cartridge case will be submitted to a ballistic expert for analysis,”
According to Owoyesigyire, the primary objective of the ongoing inquiry is to locate and apprehend the suspect.
“we urge the public to cooperate with law enforcement and provide any relevant information that may assist in the investigation,”
“Updates on the progress of the investigation will be communicated to the public as they become available. We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased during this difficult time, “