A soldier shoots self dead, injures four in a bar



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A UPDF officer who had misunderstanding with his wife on Wednesday stormed a bar where a friend of his wife works with an intention of killing her but ended up shooting four people who were inside the pub.

Witnesses say the soldier then shot himself and died instantly.

Mr Samuel Wangu Nangabo who heads management and security at Umbercoat Market said the incident happened at about 9:30 pm on Wednesday .

“The soldier came asking for Mama Kayanja in the bar but it seems he did not physically know the person he was looking for . When he entered the bar, he started shooting indiscriminately. He then shot himself,” Mr Wangu said.

Mr Wangu said Mama Kayanja, was being targeted for allegedly interfering in the soldier’s relationship with his wife.

The district police commander Mr Felix Mugizi identified the soldier as Private Stephen Ajuna, attached to Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja.

Those who were injured in the shooting are Ms Olivia Nalubega, Mr Moses Dolly, Ms Grace Nakimera and a one Frank. They are receiving treatment at Jinja Hospital.

Mr Mugizi said four magazines of ammunition and a sub machine gun (AK47) were recovered at the scene.

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