Police in Abim district is investigating circumstances under which a 13year old boy was shot dead this week by a stray bullet as police officers enforced directives to stop the spread of corona virus.
The deceased is Calvin Omugeatum, a resident of Bartanga East village Orwamuge sub-county, Abim District, also a pupil from Orwamuge primary school.
This was after one of the officers on duty at the time of the incident fired warning shots to disperse a rowdy group of over 20 people who had turned chaotic when police disrupted their merrymaking.
The stray bullet hit the boy who was at a one Alfred Obonyo’s residence where the crowd had gathered to party.
According to police publicist Fred Enanga, a postmortem was done and inquiries into the matter are ongoing.