Police are investigating circumstances under which city singer Gereson Wabuyi aka Gravity Omutujju was involved in a scuffle at night with a private security guard at a fuel station in Bukuya, Kassanda district.
The Police said Gravity Omutujju was injured by shrapnel from a bullet fired by Amon Muhebwa, a private guard, attached to the 1980 Kabalega War Veterans Association security group. Witnesses said the bullet struck the ground during the fracas.
The Wamala region Police spokesperson, Nobert Ochom, said the Police had reported that Gravity Omutujju was shot and injured by a bullet but after revisiting the scene, it was discovered the singer was slightly injured in the lower abdomen by the fragments that bounced off the ground where the bullet landed. He said the bullet was not directed at Gravity Omutujju, whose condition he said was not grave, although he was still nursing wounds in Rubaga Hospital, Kampala.
Earlier on, Police spokesman Fred Enanga, said the Police were investigating the conduct of both the guard and the singer. He said Gravity Omutujju, 25, a resident of Munyonyo in Kampala, is alleged to have confronted and pushed the armed guard on duty, prompting him to respond by shooting.
Enanga said the incident took place at LK Fuel station in Bukuya trading centre where, Gravity Omutujju made a stopover at 9:45pm He said the singer, travelling in a Toyota Premio car, was heading to Lwebitute trading centre for a music show. Enanga, quoting local detective said the guard asked the driver to leave the place for security reasons, but the people in the car, including Gravity Omutujju ignored him and rolled up their windows.
Speaking from his hospital bed yesterday, Gravity Omutujju said his health was not as serious as it had been portrayed on social media.
“I sustained some injuries on the stomach after I was hit by shrapnel, and I will be fine,” he said.
Gravity Omutujju added that he had suspended his 20- day tour of Mubende, Mityana and Kassanda to enable him have enough rest.
He explained that at the time of the incident, he was talking on phone with the show organizer he only identified as Ssendagire, who was supposed to pick him up.
“I told the guard to give me time because someone was coming to pick me up but he insisted that we leave,”
Gravity, who was travelling with four crew members, told New Vision. Enanga said the guard was facing charges of attempted murder or unlawful wounding, depending on the degree of harm.