UPDF soldier shoots self  dead, injures four in a bar

Onlookers outside the bar where the soldier shot and injured four people

Jinja- A UPDF  officer  who had misunderstanding  with his wife  on Wednesday stormed  a  bar where  a  friend of his wife works  with  an intention of killing her but  ended up shooting  four  people who were inside the pub.

Witnesses say the soldier then shot himself and died instantly.

Mr  Samuel  Wangu  Nangabo  who heads management  and security at Umbercoat Market  said  the incident  happened at about 9:30 pm on Wednesday .

“The soldier came asking for Mama Kayanja  in the bar  but it seems  he did not physically know  the person he was  looking for . When he entered the bar, he started shooting indiscriminately. He then shot himself,” Mr  Wangu said.

Mr Wangu said Mama Kayanja, was being targeted for allegedly interfering in the soldier’s relationship with his wife.

The  district  police commander  Mr Felix  Mugizi  identified the  soldier as Private   Stephen  Ajuna,  attached  to Gaddafi Barracks  in Jinja.

Those who were  injured in the shooting are Ms Olivia Nalubega, Mr Moses Dolly, Ms Grace  Nakimera and  a one  Frank. They are   receiving treatment at Jinja Hospital.

 Mr  Mugizi  said  four  magazines of ammunition and a sub machine gun (AK47) were recovered at the scene.