A two-year-old boy was yesterday Wednesday hit by a stray bullet fired by flying squad operatives attached to the Albertine regional police.
The victim, ltakabir Kyakuhaire is a resident of Bulemwa village in Hoima West Division, Hoima city. Kyokuhaire was injured when the operatives opened fire as they pursued suspected car thieves who were travelling in a Toyota Wish, registration number, UBB 533X.
Margret Atuhurra says she saw her son falling down and bleeding after the stray bullet hit him. They immediately rushed him to Destiny Medical Centre for medical attention.
Ashraf Kyakuhaire, the victim’s father wants the police to compensate his child and also cater for the medical bills. Innocent Kusiima, a clinical officer at Destiny Medical Centre says that although the child was severely injured in the head, he is responding well to treatment.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has regretted the incident. According to Hakiza, after the incident, the security operatives pursued the suspected car thieves and recovered the stolen vehicle which was abandoned in Kasingo cell in Hoima West Division.