Two suspected thugs were on Saturday evening shot at Nsambya Total petrol station that is run by former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) political party President Dr. Kizza Besigye.
According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, at around 8 pm, detectives from the Flying Squad Unit, in an intelligence-led operation, shot at two suspected armed robbers, killing one instantly and wounding the other. A third suspect, identified as Okello David, was arrested and is in police custody at Kabalagala Police station.
Enanga said the body of the deceased, only identified as Hamza, was transferred to the City Mortuary for post mortem analysis, while the injured suspect, identified as Rubanga Baruli, was rushed to Mulago Hospital, for further treatment.
“The armed robbers, who approached the petrol station, from the side of Nsambya Hospital, disguised as customers at the petrol pump, were intercepted, when one of them was heading to the supermarket. The detectives opened fire against them, after they evaded arrest and attempted to flee from the scene. An SAR Rifle and a Toyota Premio, Silver in color, were recovered,” the police mouthpiece revealed in a statement issued on Sunday morning.
“The operation was highly risky and required quick action due to the potential of severe injuries and collateral damage it could have caused. An investigative task team from the Regional Kampala Metropolitan South, Headquarters, is thoroughly reviewing and documenting the crime scene. They will further with inquiries to establish the motive of the suspects.”