According to a report made by Aldo Otto to the Police at Kalongo Police station, the suspect accused his mother of being against his relationship with his wife.
Otto noted that the suspect became angry on the fateful day leading to the assault after his mother reportedly cursed him if he proceeds with the relationship.
Richard Okidi and Philips Odera were shot in the stomach while James Otto was hit in the left rib. Santo Anywar was shot twice in the stomach and back, Amos Omot on his left chest while Joseph Omona 32 was shot in the left rib. Wellborn Okengum, the Arere village LC I Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the victims were attacked while guarding their cattle.