A Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier in Mbarara is on the run after shooting dead one person and injuring three others.
The suspect is Pte. Ashraf Luzindana, attached to the 2nd Division’s 19th battalion.
Authorities says Luzindana picked a quarrel with one Robert Muhumuza in a local pub in Lubiri cell Nyamityobora Ward, Mbarara city South on Sunday night.
He reportedly grabbed a gun from his colleague and shot Muhumuza dead with several rounds.
Major Charles Kabona, the 2nd Division UPDF spokesperson, says after the incident, the suspect went into hiding.
Apollo Mumanya, an eye witness says the two were fighting for a woman whose husband had gone for duty.
Agnes Oshaba, one of the injured, says she was crossing the road when a bullet hit her on the leg.
She says two other people got injured but fled for fear of being arrested for violating the night-time curfew.
However, Maj. Kabona says that they have only managed to trace one person who was injured in the shooting.