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Woman Shot Dead in Bar Brawl

Preliminary police finding show Nankabirwa who is fondly known by her colleagues as Shakira is a renown commercial sex worker in Iganga municipality and Magamaga town council.
Police are hunting for unknown gunman accused of shooting a dead a young woman in a brawl at Sivans Bar in Iganga municipality on Wednesday night.  

The deceased is 27-year-old Diana Nankabirwa.

A scene of crime officer told URN on condition of anonymity that the gunman used an AK47 rifle to pump several around into the deceased. 

“Our findings basing on gun shells recovered, and accounts of the different eyewitnesses interviewed confirm that the suspect used an AK-47 to shoot Nankabirwa.  We are still pitching camp at the scene to find out more,” he said.

Preliminary police finding show Nankabirwa who is fondly known by her colleagues as Shakira is a renown commercial sex worker in Iganga municipality and Magamaga town council.

An employee at Shivans Bar says trouble started after Nankabirwa together with four other ladies ganged up against unidentified man and tried to force him to surrender his bar. It is at this point that they heard gunshots.  

“We normally have cases where prostitutes gang up to rob their clients. Yesterday (Wednesday) night i saw the deceased with a group of four ladies thumping a guy and forcing him to release a briefcase. Amidst that chaos, the man shot twice in the air and fled off only to discover Shakira’s lifeless body lying on the floor,” she said on condition of anonymity. 

James Mubi, the Busoga East Region Police Spokesperson says inquiries are being made within sister forces to ascertain the source of the gun and motive of the suspect. 

Nankabirwa’s body is lying at Iganga hospital mortuary pending postmortem.   

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