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Three nursing injuries in busia police shooting

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Three people are nursing gunshot wounds at Masafu Hospital in Busia District after Police fired stray bullets while attempting to arrest a suspect at Bukorobi Trading Centre, Lunyo Sub County .

The injured include Mr Clement Okuku, Mr Bernard Okuku and Mr Henry Enali.

Mr Enali, who sustained injuries on his left leg, said he was having a social evening at the trading centre at around 8pm when plain-clothed policemen from Lunyo Police Post arrived and opened fire shortly after.

Mr Okuku, who sustained an injury in his right hand, said Police were trying to arrest a Boda Boda rider who was reported to have committed a traffic offence, but he escaped, prompting them to open fire, injuring him and two other bystanders.

Mr Didas Byaruhanga, the Busia District Police Commander, confirmed the shooting, but described the injuries as “minor” and caused by teargas canisters fired by his officers dispersing a crowd that was attacking them.

However, Ms Angela Erumbi, a nurse at Masafu Hospital, said the trio sustained gunshot wounds.