13 December 2018

Uganda: Gunmen Kill Three Family Members

Alebtong — Gunmen have attacked a family home and shot three people dead.

The Wednesday attack was carried out in Okut village, Aloi Sub-county in Alebtong District.

The incident, according to North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, Mr David Ongom Mudong, happened at about 8:40pm.

"I am still at the scene of crime. I can only confirm that three people were shot dead. Other details on police investigation shall be given later," Mr Mudong said on Thursday.

The victims are; Emmy Okello, Betty Arao-his six- month pregnant wife and their 10-year old son, Elvis Okello.

Mr Boniface Odongo, the Aloi Sub-county chairman said he was informed about the incident by the Gombolola Internal Security Officer.

"I received a phone call from GISO at 11pm on Wednesday night that three members of one family had been shot dead.

According to Mr Odongo, one child survived.

"There is a little boy who the attackers thought had been shot but by God's grace, he fled after seeing his parents being shot," he said.

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