Thug Shot Dead; Others Escape In A Robber Incident In Isiolo

Police in Isiolo, 285km North of Nairobi, are in hot pursuit of an armed gang that raided a local pub last night.

“Following the 8pm incident, police on patrol received a distress call from the owner of the bar locally known as “Wazee Hukumbuka" and responded swiftly,” said DCI.

They tactfully approached the scene where an unestablished number of gun-toting villains were roughing up patrons as they frisked them for valuables.

In a well-calculated move that covered the bar's possible exits, the officers announced their presence and intention to fire if the gang failed to surrender.

Defying the orders, one of the gang members went for the trigger, but before he could make a fatal aim at anyone, a hawk-eyed officer neutralized his efforts with a single shot that sent him sprawling on the floor.

Another aimless shot by an accomplice caused more panic to the revelers, who took to their heels in a bid to secure a second lease of life.

Taking advantage of the commotion, the rest of the criminals staged their narrow escape.

“CSI detectives who processed the scene found the lifeless body of the gangster, and several customers who sustained injuries on various parts of the body inflicted by blunt objects,” added DCI.

Medical attention has since been sought for the casualties.

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