Dr Ibrahim Gwaruka, the in-charge of Kigandalo health centre IV was last night gunned down by unknown assailants outside his home in Bulubandi village, Iganga district.
Gwaruka was shot six times in the head by two men, riding on a motorcycle who surrounded him outside his gate where he had parked in a vehicle registration number UAR 893N. The other occupant in the car, a yet-to-be identified woman, was not shot but collapsed as a result of the shock and is currently admitted at Iganga general hospital.
Gwaruka's body was taken to Iganga general hospital mortuary for postmortem. Busoga East police spokesperson James Mubi said investigations are ongoing.
"It is sad that unknown gunmen shot dead one of our very own but our detectives are on the ground to investigate the possible leads to the suspects," he said.
Mubi adds that security has been tightened at all border points in and out of Iganga district.