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Child shoots self dead while playing with Dad’s gun

The police in Ibanda has recorded a case of suicide of a six-year-old son to a police officer who shot himself dead while playing with the dad’s gun.

The incident according to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, happened at around 8pm on Wednesday when Danson Bwambale, 6, a son to Special Police Constable, Pascazia Kiiza, a police officer attached to Bisheshe police station picked the gun and started playing with it.

“Kiiza had returned home(barracks) with the gun and kept it behind his children’s bed. The gun had been kept while loaded (with a bullet in the chamber) and when the child saw it, he started playing with it,” Kasasira said.

Consequently, while playing with the gun, the six-year-old son of the police officer accidentally pressed the trigger, shooting himself in the head and died instantly.

According to the regional police spokesperson, the deceased’s body was taken to Ruhoko health centre IV for postmortem whereas the gun was recovered and exhibited after a case of murder by suicide was registered.

CREDIT: The Nile Post

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