Mukono: A student of Uganda Christian University Mukono is in critical condition after being shot at Saturday morning.

“Mukono Police Station received a distress call on 20th May 2023 at approximately 4:15 a.m. regarding a shooting incident that occurred earlier at around 1:00 a.m. in Nabuti Village, Mukono Central Division, Mukono Municipality, Mukono District. The victim has been identified as Nagayi Natasha, a 21-year-old female adult, and a student at Uganda Christian University. She resides in Nabuti Village, Mukono Central Division. The suspect, identified as No T/460 ASP Tebangole Dismass, is a 57-year-old male adult and a police officer attached to the Counter Terrorism Police, VIPPU. He resides in Nabuti Village, Mukono Central Division,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says in a statement.

According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect noticed someone attempting to open his main door. Suspecting a thief, the suspect peeped through the window glass and observed a person using a key to open the door. In a state of suspicion, the suspect discharged three live bullets through the window glass, hitting Nagayi on the right chest, near the lower armpit.

Upon being shot, the victim fell to the ground and cried out for help, asserting that she was not a thief. She specifically mentioned the name Bandishe Ashiraf, one of the tenants residing in the suspect’s residence. The caretaker of the residence, Ssengendo Hanington, along with other neighbors, responded to the scene.

“Further investigation revealed that the victim was accompanied by her boyfriend, Bandishe Ashiraf, outside for leisure. Ashiraf had given her the key to enter the residence and rest while he remained behind. However, she mistakenly attempted to open the suspect’s room, which is opposite Ashiraf’s room, leading to the unfortunate shooting incident. To preserve the integrity of the crime scene, initial steps were taken by the first responders. A pistol with 12 rounds of live ammunition, was recovered from the suspect by the response Police team. The victim was transported in critical condition to Kawolo Hospital for immediate medical attention. Ongoing inquiries are being conducted to gather all pertinent details related,” adds Owoyesigyire.