Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people were Thursday night shot dead at Nambigirwa Bridge along the Kampala Entebbe Expressway in mysterious circumstances.
Those shot dead have been identified by police as Joshua Ruhegyera Ntereho, a bodyguard, and a one Merina Tumukunde. The second victim was identified by her husband Mark Rugyenza of Bugolobi flats as Tumukunde, a 37 year old female adult, who died in a seating position, in the hind seat, and with a single bullet wound to the head. She is a Ugandan from Mbarara District
An AK 47 riffle was found on the crime scene and police are now investigating if it was an ambush, or the assailant was travelling with them in the Tx Toyota Landcruiser reg. no UAW 534B found on the scene.
Police said from the analysis of the crime scene Tumukunde, in company of a body guard was attacked on her way to Entebbe probably by her body guards who were travelling with her in the same vehicle.
They seem to have shot her from inside her car through the right lower neck ripping through the left cheek and killing her instantly.
Two cartridges of an SMG riffle were found inside the car. All indications are that Ntereho was shot outside the car as he seemingly tried to confront the enemy.
His left hand tightly gripped the barrel of the SMG that was recovered, as well as a cartridge outside the car near his body.
An eye witness in Mpala Isma Kimera on the other hand claimed the deceased were waylaid by two unidentified men. He says that when the driver stopped, they were showered with bullets.