A Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) attached to 27th battalion in Rubirizi district western Uganda has been arrested.
Godson Amutahaire shot three people dead and critically injured three others in Nkondo village, Karagara parish Ryeru sub county Bunyaruguru district.
According to Rubirizi District Police Commander (DPC) Abel Muwonge, the incident occurred Monday at around 1:00am.
Amutahaire Godson AX017942 picked his gun and started firing bullets in the air and also attacked people’s homes unnecessarily.
The deceased include; Conrad Mayi 22, Oliver Ninsiima 26, members of the same family and residents of Nkondo Village Karagara Parish Ryeru sub county and a 50-year-old Scoviah Kazaire a resident of Mubanda village Ryeru sub county.
Jane Scoviah Asiimwe,36, a sister to Mayi and Ninsiima said the soldier came at around 1am and wanted to enter their house but they refused which prompted the soldier to start shooting.
Mourene Kyakusimire, Shirani Ahimbisibwe, and Rauman Maweje all of the same family [as Asiimwe], are critically injured.
They are admitted at Kampala International University (KIU) and Mbarara regional referral hospital after sustaining bullet wounds on the skull and abdomen.
The suspect was also arrested last evening and is in custody.
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