A Police officer in Mukono has succumbed to injuries he sustained after shooting himself with a canister while taking safety precautions of a pistol launcher.
It is reported that the deceased identified as Cpl Augustin Nkwasibwe accidentally pulled a trigger of the pistol launcher that discharged a canister, which caused deep injuries on his body.
The Deputy Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire said the victim was rushed to hospital but passed on shortly after reaching the hospital.
The incident happened at the Field Force Unit base in Mukono District.
The deceased officer was enlisted into the Uganda Police Force on 10th October 1998.