Assaulted SGA Private Security Guard Shoots, Injures Two In Entebbe

Photo Courtesy of ASP Luke Owoyesigyire

An SGA private security guard has shot and injured two people in Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso district. As a result, police at Entebbe, are now investigating attempted murder incident involving two victims Buwembo Henry Kasule and Charles Mukooza.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, said the fracas that led to the shooting happened at around 10 :20 am at Stabex Petrol Station in Garuga, Entebbe Division.

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It is alleged that , at approximately 10:20 a.m., a confrontation took place between Buwembo Henry Kasule, a bodaboda rider, and Onwang Nickson, a security officer from SGA Security Company who was on duty regulating parking at the petrol station. During the confrontation, Buwembo Henry Kasule allegedly physically assaulted Onwang Nickson.

In response to the assault, Onwang Nickson, fired a warning shot which was followed by a shot aimed at Buwembo Henry Kasule’s right thigh. Regrettably, during the shooting incident, a stray bullet also hit Mukooza Charles, who was present at the scene, resulting in an injury to his right shoulder.

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The victims, Buwembo Henry Kasule and Mukooza Charles, were immediately provided with first aid and have been taken to health facilities for further medical attention.

The police responded swiftly to the incident, and a team of officers visited the scene. They conducted a thorough investigation at the scene .

During the police intervention, the suspect, Onwang Nickson, 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.

We would like to assure the public that inquiries into this incident are ongoing, We encourage anyone with additional information related to this incident to come forward and assist the police in their investigation.

We extend our sympathies to the victims, Buwembo Henry Kasule and Mukooza Charles, and wish them a swift recovery.

Updates on the progress of the investigation will be provided as soon as more information becomes available.

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