Uganda, March 2 -- Shootings, some of which are fatal, have in the recent past mushroomed. The latest crime report, for one, spotlighted 300 cases of murder by shooting registered last year. The figure represents an increase of 21 cases from the 279 cases registered in 2022.

How many of the aforesaid deaths were associated with private firearms?

The crime report is ambiguous on that detail. What is clear is that the Force is in the process of withdrawing a sixth firearm within six months per Mr Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Force. The latest firearm subject to investigation belongs to Mr Sam Ahamya, the city lawyer who fatally shot a private security guard-Nekeon Buruga-at the Kings Park Arena in Bweyogerere in January.

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