Police in Isiolo are in hot pursuit of an armed gang that raided a local pub last night, shooting a patron and injured others before escaping with an unknown amount of money.
According to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), one of the gang members tried to fire at the police officers who had responded to a distress call from the owner of the bar.
But a bullet from one of the officers hit him, killing him on the spot.
“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,” read DCI statement.
“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 set him sprawling on the floor.”
The gang caused more panic to the revelers, who in a bid to secure a second lease of life took to their heels.
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.
Medical attention has since been sought for the casualties, as the deceased’s body lies at a Nanyuki morgue pending identification.