Residents of Lyantonde district were left in shock and fear after three members of the same family were gunned down on Sunday night. The attack came less than 3 months after a similar attack claimed the lives of three members of the same family in the same district.

Gunmen shot dead Francis Rwabagabo, 60 and his wife Kellen Nakato, 38, from their home at around 9 pm in Kaliiro Town, Kaliiro Sub County. A few minutes, the same assailants raided Rwabagabo’s in-law Leokadia Kizza’s home at Kaliiro III Village, located two kilometres away and also shot her dead.

The Southern Region Police spokesperson, Mr Paul Kangave, confirmed the incident.

“Our teams are already at the scenes and have recovered 11 cartridges; eight of them from Rwabagabo’s house. They are still gathering more information from residents. I am sure we are going to get to the bottom of this,” he said on Monday.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Lyantonde Mortuary for autopsy.

In September, three members of the same family were shot dead by unknown assailants in Kakyaza trading centre, Kimuka Sub-county, Lyantonde district. The three Justus Sendege 27 his wife Evelyn Ekyampayire 27 and a cousin to the man Robert Mubiru 40, were at there home which also doubles as a shop when the assailants struck.

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