Three arrested as police probe fatal shooting at Mayuge family

Busoga East police spokesperson SSP Diana Nandawula confirmed the report on Monday (Photo/Courtesy)

Mayuge, (UG):- Police in Mayuge District have arrested and detained three people to help them in probing the incident of shooting where nine family members were shot on Saturday night, killing four on the spot and injuring others.

The incident that took place at Namatare village, Buwaaya Sub County in Mayuge district left locals shocked after learning about the shooting which was reportedly fueled by land wrangles within the family relatives and it is alleged that one of their family relatives and a soldier was responsible for the shooting.

The shooting left the father and his three children dead, while the mother and other four family members sustained severe injuries. However, this publication has learnt that the number of deaths has since risen to five after the death of another child.

Speaking to DailyExpress on Monday, the Busoga East police spokesperson SSP Diana Nandawula confirmed that at least three suspects have been arrested to help police with investigations. She added that the three are relatives to the fallen family of Buyinza Mudasi Isaac who was also killed in the fatal shooting.

“We have so far arrested three people to assist us with investigating the incident of shooting at one of the families in Mayuge and the hunt for the prime suspect is on. The three are relatives to the deceased persons in the family of Buyinza Isaac Mudasi,” SSP Nandawula said.

She identified the suspects as Tagoba Patrick, a brother to the deceased Buyinza, his son Mudasi Sharif and the wife Kalungi Grace and it is reported that they have been threatening to harm the family.

Police have joined hands with other sister security agencies to hunt for the alleged UPDF soldier who is suspected to have shot at the family. Preliminary investigations suggest that the family members were battling in land wrangles and cases were already in court awaiting hearing.

“We have teamed up with other security agencies to apprehend the prime suspect in this matter who is alleged to be a UPDF soldier. The preliminary information we have says this family had issues of land disputes and the cases were already lodged in courts of law waiting for hearing,” Ms. Nandawula said.

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