Panic gripped Gatundu town residents on Thursday morning, after sounds of gunfire rent the air outside Gatundu Law courts, central Kenya, bringing business in the town to a standstill for the better part of the morning.
“Members of the public were going about their daily activities at around 10 am, when all hell broke loose after unknown thugs opened fire brazenly, aimed at two men who had just attended a court session,” read part of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) statement.
According to shocked eyewitnesses who managed to have a glimpse of what transpired, a motorbike with two pillion passengers had pulled over outside the court before the two passengers whipped out two pistols.
They then opened fire at two men who had just left the courtroom, mentioning a case in which they were accused of stealing farm produce.
The daring thugs then staged their escape to an unknown destination using the motorcycle, carefully concealed whose number plate.
The two victims of the attack, who were later discovered to be siblings, suffered gunshot injuries on their hands, legs, chest and shoulders. Luckily, they survived the onslaught and were rushed to hospital in serious condition.
Five spent cartridges of 9mm calibre were recovered from the scene.
The manhunt for the suspects is ongoing.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.