A UPDF soldier, Private Peter Lokidi, who was arrested over a domestic violence incident, shot and killed two people and injured three others at a police post.
The incident took place at Nakapelimoru police post in Kotido District, Karamoja sub-region, where Lokidi had been detained following a domestic dispute with his wife in Longerep village.
While in custody, Private Lokidi became angry and took a gun from one of the police officers who had initially arrested him. He then started shooting at people indiscriminately, resulting in two deaths and three injuries.
The deceased individuals were identified as Peter Lojale, the Longerep village LCI chairman, and Angel Lochoriaese, a resident of Longelep village in Potongor Parish, Kanair Sub County.
Currently, the suspect is detained at Nakapelimoru army barracks in Kotido District. According to Maj Moses Amuya, the acting third division army spokesperson in Moroto, Private Lokidi was on pass leave at the time of the shooting.
He had been initially detained at Nakapelimoru police post after the village chairman reported the case of domestic violence against him, which had occurred on Friday morning when he allegedly assaulted his wife.