Security in Kabale district is hunting for unknown assailants who shot and injured two people along Kabale-Katuna high way.
The incident happened last evening along Kabale – Katuna highway in Bataka cell, Kirigime ward, southern division, Kabale Municipality when businessman Baryarugamu Francis a resident of Igabiro cell, Mwanjari, southern division and his wife Zam were attacked by a man dressed in civilian attire, armed with a rifle.
The gunman then demanded a polythene bag they were carrying before shooting Baryarugamu once on the pelvic and twice on his wife Zam in the chest and grabbed the polythene bag which had watermelon inside.
Elly Maate the Kigezi regional police spokesperson says on realizing the polythene bag had watermelon, the thug dropped it on the road and jumped on a waiting motorcycle and sped off towards Kirigime in southern division.
Maate adds that the two injured persons were accompanied by their daughter one Ainembabazi and their worker one Denis Besigensi.
“The two were not injured. Nothing else has been established to have been taken by the assailant. Police visited the scene and rushed the victims to Kabale Regional Referral hospital”.Maate says.
Police says two cartridges of SMG rifle and a watermelon were recovered at the scene.