Journalist shot dead in Masindi

Police in Masindi District are investigating the circumstances under which a journalist attached to Kings Broadcasting Services (Kings FM 93.6) was shot and killed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

However preliminary investigations indicate Gerald Aseera was shot in the chest at around 12am by a private security guard at a soda depot in Masindi town.

“Aseera was shot dead last night by a private security guard. He was just moving in town and the guard suspected him of being a thief. He shot him in the chest.” a colleague of the deceased who preferred anonymity told this publication.

The journalist died moments after being rushed to Masindi General Hospital.

His body is still at the hospital mortuary for postmorterm as police investigates the shooting.

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