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P7 Pupil Shot by Unknown Gunmen :: Uganda Radionetwork

P7 Pupil Shot by Unknown Gunmen

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A primary seven pupil in Hoima is admitted at Edpa clinic in Hoima town after he was shot and injured by an unknown gunman in Kinogozi parish, Buhimba Sub County.
14 year old Stephen Kyomuhendo, a pupil at Light primary school in Kinogozi parish Buhimba sub-county, was attacked on Saturday night when he was sent by his parents to buy a bottle of paraffin at Kinogozi trading center.
The Midwestern Regional Police Spokesperson, Zurah Ganyana, says three other boys who were walking with Kyomuhendo fled during the outburst of gunfire and escaped unhurt. She says the motive of the shooting is unknown and the police are having a hard time figuring out why the boy was targeted.
Stephen Kyomuhendo is slowly recovering.
Speaking from his sickbed, Kyomuhendo said that shortly before the shooting, a white Toyota Corolla passed close to him and his friends. He said the car stopped a few meters ahead and a man dressed in black jumped out and started firing at them.
Kyomuhendo said he was shot in the stomach and fell into a bush on the roadside. He heard the gunman and a second assailant search for him, but he lay still and was not found. The duo ran off when a group of people who heard the gunfire rushed to the scene.
William Bagumirabingi, Kyomuhendo's father, says he has no clue why his son was shot. He says his son didn't money or any possessions that he should be the target of such an attack.
Bagumirabingi says he is afraid for the safety of the children in Hoima if they can become easy targets of random attacks.
Stephen Kyomuhendo hopes to recover in time for his final primary school exams on November 2nd and 3rd. The doctors at Edpa Clinic say they are confident he will have made a full recovery by then.

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