Uganda Police has confirmed a shooting in Mukono that involved a boda boda rider who was trying to jump over a fence to see his girlfriend.
The 26-year-old man was identified at Michael Ddiiro and he was shot at around 3am on Sunday as he tried to jump the fence to sneak into the home of Rosette Kaweesi, a staff at Mukono General Hospital.
His girlfriend was identified as Margaret Namata, aged 26 living in the same home and the boyfriend survived but with wounds.
“Our police teams responded to a distress call of alleged criminal trespass. When they responded, they found a stranger trying to scale the wall of the home to Rosette Kaweesi. Our teams then fired a shot that injured the suspect’s leg as he tried to flee. He was later arrested,” Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said.
According to police, when the occupants of the house came out to establish who the stranger was, they were astonished to find out that it was the boyfriend to Namata who had been shot.
The police spokesperson however warned members of the public against sneaking into other people’s homes.
By the time of uploading this article, Uganda Police confirms Michael is out of danger.