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Gunman raids shop, kills two businessmen

Man Jose Kayima

Two businessmen were shot dead by a gunman who raided a shop in Agago District on Wednesday evening.

Joseph Komakech died on spot after he was shot six times in the back and shoulders at Kalongo Town council market.

The other victim Joel Opiyo was shot four times in the back and hips. He died on Thursday afternoon at Kalongo Hospital where he had been admitted for treatment.

“Brief facts obtained indicate that on November 23, 2022 at around 8pm, according to eyewitnesses, an unknown gunman dressed in civilian attire, a facemask and a head hood walked into the shop of Komakech, started asking for money and in the process, he shot him six times on the back and the shoulder. He also shot Opiyo, four times on the back and hips before fleeing from the scene with an unspecified amount of money,” Aswa River region police spokesperson, ASP David Mudong Ongom as quoted by Daily Monitor.

Ongom also revealed that the team of detectives and the scene of crime officers managed to gather materials of evidential value to backup investigations.

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