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Three members of the same family have been shot dead by unknown assailants on Thursday morning 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.

Paul Kangave the Southern Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident indicating that the assailants struck at 2:00am.

“The neighbors immediately alerted police when they heard the gunshots and we rushed to the scene recovered three cartridges of AK47, picked the bodies and took them to Lyantonde hospital, the motive of the killing is yet to be established and our teams are on the ground investigating, as we continue to investigate,” Kangave said.

He noted that by the time the assailants struck, the deceased person was still awake and one of them was still washing utensils. The assailants did not steal anything from the home and Kangave noted that the family’s motorbike which was one of there most valuable possession was not taken.

Murders have become common in Lyantonde of recent. Last month, a 42-year-old businessman Bosco Lutalo, a resident of Kooki Ward C in Lyantonde was found murdered by the roadside near his shop Bosco General Merchandise that is located along Kanya Street in Lyantonde town.

An investigation by a police state that he was stabbed in the back, chest, and stomach before he bled to death.

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