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News Now: Security guard in Kampala shoots colleague to death

By Executive Editor

Reports coming in indicate that a security guard working with Capital Guards and Patrol has shot his colleague to death.

The incident happened at 12noon this afternoon at Kalule Zone, Lukuli Parish, Makindye Division.

The deceased has been identified as John Mujumbi, 25 while his killer is Peter Ochoroi.

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.

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.

Kampala Metropolitan Police say during the investigation, 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. At this stage, the motive behind the incident remains unclear and is currently under investigation. 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. 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,” Deputy KMP Spokesman, Luke Owoyesigyire said in a statement Saturday.

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