Police in Mbale have launched a manhunt for a private security guard who is on the run after shooting a student at Bugisu High School in Northern City Division of Mbale City.
The unidentified security guard shot and injured senior four candidate identified as Noah Otaki in the right hand on Sunday night.
According to an eyewitness Joshua Osaulo also a senior 6 candidate, the guard found students gathered around the administration block around 9:00 pm trying to resolve a case of theft from one of their dormitories.
However, the guard who looked drunk ordered the students to return to their dormitories in vain, he then retreated to the security room and picked a gun, shooting directly at the students.
Arafat Kato the Officer In charge of Mbale Central Police station led a team to the scene and cooled down students who wanted to riot.
By Monday morning Kato said they were yet to link up with the security company to get details of the guard.