Reports: Gunshots ‘rain’ in Rukungiri as police battle armed robbers

According to one of the local radio stations, the thugs had broken into an Electronics shop and took off with items worth Millions.

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Gunshots have Tuesday evening rocked Rukungiri town in Western Uganda as police battled with armed robbers.

According to one of the local radio stations, the thugs had broken into an Electronics shop and took off with items worth Millions.

Quoting eye witnesses, the radio said the gun wielding men raided FOR GOD ELECTRONICS at around 7:30PM in the  evening and shot in the air to scare off  people as they made off with their loot.

It’s also said that they shot at a security guard who was on duty nearby and he is allegedly nursing bullet wounds at Karoli Lwanga Hospital Nyakibaale.  

Reports also indicate another person near Hotel Rondavels in southern division Rukungiri Municipality was shot as the gun men forged their way out of the centre.

After a stiff exchange of fire between thugs and police that made residents scamper for their dear lives, reports say a little calm has returned.

However security has been heightened as security begin a manhunt for the armed men.

By press time, the police were yet to issue a statement about the incident.

KAMPALA BUSINESS RADIO