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Katuna border businessman shot dead

KABALE- The Police in Kabale are hunting for unknown gunmen who shot dead a business man near the Uganda – Rwanda border yesterday evening.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate has confirmed the shooting and identified the deceased as 50-year-old Silver Turyahikayo who hailed from Mirama Hills in Ntungamo District.

Maate said that the yet to be known gunmen attacked Turyahikayo at his residence in Kisasi village in Kamuganguzi Sub County near the Uganda – Rwanda border and shot him 3 times in the stomach and fled the crime scene.

“The gun men were traveling on an unidentified motorcycle and found the deceased standing at his residence where he is constructing a new house and shot him dead,” Maate explained.

Maate said that the sound of the bullets attracted the neighbors who rushed to the scene, found Turyahikayo lying in a pool of blood.

“The OC Police Katuna was informed and he responded immediately and he rushed the victim to the Hospital where he was pronounced dead  on arrival,” Maate said.

The scene was visited by the team of detectives from Kabale Central Police Station led by the District Police Commander Brian Ampaire who commenced the Investigations.

The case of murder by shooting was registered at  Katuna Police Station under reference number SD 14/07/09/2020 to help in further investigation.

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Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaijahttps://theinformerug.com/
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.

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