THE Police on Thursday said the New Year celebrations in the country were peaceful, save for a few incidents reported.
In one of the incidents, a man sustained serious injuries when armed thugs shot him in a city suburb, hardly an hour into the new year.
Gerald Sebandeke was driving to his home in Busega, a city suburb when armed thugs ambushed him in Kibumbiro zone.
Police spokesman Assuman Mugenyi said the thugs, who were armed ambushed Sebandeke just as he turned into Migera road.
â€œThey ordered him to surrender the vehicle keys and out of the vehicle,â€ Mugenyi said.
However, when their victim put up resistance, the thugs pulled the trigger on him, injuring him in the arm.
In the other incident, a man in Buyala trading centre, Jinja was shot dead by a local administration policeman in Jinja as he tried to disperse excited residents burning tyres in the middle of a road.
Ramandhan Nabangi, 22, of Buyala was killed at 12:15am when three local administration Police intervened and attempted to disperse the resident.
Mugenyi said a shot rang out and Nbangi lay dead in a pool of blood.
New year celebrations peaceful, says Police