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Rapper Gravity Omutujju shot at, three arrested

By Simon Masaba

Added 21st February 2019 09:48 AM

Security sources say the musician was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital, but he apparently preferred a different medical facility.

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(Gravity Omutujju is nursing bullet wounds after the shooting. (Photo source: Police)

Security sources say the musician was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital, but he apparently preferred a different medical facility.

CRIME

Police have arrested three suspects in the shooting of a local artist, Gereson Wabuyi, better known by his stage name Gravity Omutujju, in Bukuya, Kasanda district.

The 25-year-old is nursing bullet wounds at a hospital in Kampala. He has since recorded a statement with Police about what transpired.

Security sources say the musician was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital, but he apparently preferred a different medical facility not known to Police at the moment.

The Wamala region Police spokesperson, Nobert Ochom, confirmed the arrest of Amos Muhebwa, a private security guard attached to the 1980 Kabalega War  Veterans Association security group.

Without divulging the identities of the two other suspects, Ochom said they are under interrogation. What is known though is that the duo are pump attendants at the fueling station where the incident happened.

According to Ochom, the incident happened at LK petrol station in Bukuya sub-county in Kasanda. Explaining the incident, Ochom said the shooting happened at 9:45 pm Wednesday night.

Kasanda Police is investigating a case of attempted murder by shooting to the prejudice of Wabuyi (Gravity Omutujju), a resident of Munyonyo in Makindye division.


Investigations

Quoting a preliminary investigation report, Ochom said the Luga flow artiste was heading to Lwebitute trading centre for a music show and made a stop-over at the fuel station, waiting to be led to the venue after fueling.

“As the singer waited, he later engaged in an argument with the guards, who responded by shooting at him (singer) and his crew,” said Ochom.

The motive of the shooting is still a subject of Police investigation.

According to Ochom, the Gravity Omutujju sustained injuries around the stomach. He was rushed to Blue star Clinic in Bukuya for first aid while in stable condition. The medics at the clinic reffered him to Mityana Hospital and later Mulago.

“Three suspects arrested, rifle recovered and by press time the scene of crime was still cordoned off," Police said.

 

 

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