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Private security guard shoots two in Entebbe over parking space

Man Jose Kayima

The Police have arrested a private guard who shot and injured two people after a scuffle in Entebbe, Wakiso district over a parking space at a petrol station.

A confrontation took place between Henry Buwembo Kasule, a bodaboda rider, and Nickson Ogwang, a security officer from SGA Security Company who was on duty regulating parking at the petrol station at around 10:20am on Sunday

The incident was confirmed by Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire on Sunday.

He revealed that it happened at Stabex petrol station and involved individuals employed by SGA Security Company and members of the public.

“The Police at Entebbe, are investigating an incident of attempted murder that occurred today, May 28, at Stabex Petrol Station in Garuga, Entebbe Division. The incident involved individuals employed by SGA Security Company and members of the public,” Owoyesigyire said.

According Owoyesigyire, Buwembo allegedly physically assaulted Ogwang during the confrontation.

“In response to the assault, Ogwang fired a warning shot which was followed by a shot aimed at Buwembo’a right thigh. Regrettably, during the shooting incident, a stray bullet also hit Charles Mukooza, who was present at the scene, resulting in an injury to his right shoulder. The victims, Buwembo and Mukooza, were immediately provided first aid and have been taken to health facilities for further medical attention,” Owoyesigyire added.

Owoyesigyire said updates on the progress of the investigation will be provided as soon as more information becomes available.

He added,

“During the Police intervention, the suspect, Ogwang, was safely evacuated from the hostile mob and is currently in custody at Entebbe Police Station. A rifle, along with three rounds of live ammunition, was recovered from the suspect and has been submitted for analysis.

Efforts are underway to retrieve the camera footage from the petrol station’s CCTV system, which will be crucial in further understanding the sequence of events and ensuring a comprehensive investigation,” Owoyesigyire further said as quoted by New Vision

The victims, Buwembo and Mukooza, are currently nursing injuries in hospital.

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