Politics

Photos: Enraged Police Officer Shoots 9 at Funeral

Relatives checking on the conditions of one of the injured woman

The police in Rwenzori have started investigating one of their own officers who went on rampage, information pills http://chimpreports.com/elections/wp-content/plugins/simplified-social-share/module-loader.php shooting dead one civilian and injuring eight others at a funeral vigil.

The Rwenzori region Police Spokesperson, and http://cmlsociety.org/wp-content/plugins/captcha-pro/bws_update.php Lidia Tumushabe confirmed the incident that occurred on Saturday night at 11:00pm.

The suspect has been identified as Constable Offlas Bainomugisha, http://culinaryhealthfund.org/wp-content/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/core/fields/select.php  No. 40090 who is  attached to Kyabarungira police post, in Kyabarungira sub county, Kasese district.

Betty Biryande was shot in the neck

Betty Biryande was shot in the neck

Tumushabe said, “ Bainomugisha accompanied by a crime preventer identified as Philemon Mulikyi went on rampage  and raided mourners at the funeral vigil of Joles Tsongo of Kaghorwe village shooting at them rapidly”.

“In the scuffle one person was killed on spot while eight others were seriously injured and rushed to Kilembe Hospital where they are now admitted in critical condition,” She said.

The Police mouthpiece has identified deceased as Isaac Masereka aged 10 years and the injured as Linnet Mbambu Alex Bwambale 8 and Wilbert Bwambale 8.

One toddler was also caught in the fire

One toddler was also caught in the fire

The injured women are Betty Biryande 40, Grace Masika 20, Uniya Muhindo 47 and Juliet Biira 14.

Tumushabe revealed that the suspect was on Sunday morning arrested and detained at Kasese police station as investigations to ascertain the motive behind the horrible act continue.

The sub county LC 3 Chairperson Samuel Kyabarungira said that according eyewitnesses, the mourners had gathered at the home of Joules Tsongo, Kaghorwe village preparing for the burial on Sunday when they saw the police officer armed with a gun and the crime preventer shooting at them.

one of the injured women on her sick bed

Kithawithe explained that men survived the shooting because took cover lying on the ground while the women and children tried to run away from the shooting.

Kasese district Vice Chairperson, Elly Magwara who transported the victims to Kilembe hospital on Saturday night described the incident as unfortunate and blamed the police for being indiscipline.

Magwara  called for screening, further training and regular transfers of the police officers as one way of instilling discipline in them.

Comments

Header advertisement
To Top