By www.mknewslink reporters
The former Uganda Cranes Captain Geoffrey Massa has survived narrowly after police shot his vehicle and injured a woman he was travelling with.
The incident occurred last night of Wednesday, July 12, 2017, afew metres from Mandela National Stadium Namboole in Kampala.
In a statement issued today, police said their officers on night patrol found a car suspiciously parked on the Northern Bypass section near the stadium and when they approached to speak to the occupants the driver whom they later identified as Massa sped away.
Police chased and opened fire with the intent of deflating the tyres, said Emilian Kayima, the Force’s spokesman for Kampala Metropolitan. Instead, a bullet ripped through the body of the vehicle and injured 25-year-old Josephine Maliza, the female occupant in the car.
“Geoffrey Massa suddenly stopped, almost hit another motorist and allegedly hit his forehead on the windscreen, injuring himself.
He rushed to Gwatiro medical clinic in Bweyogerere according to the police statement.
Maliza got a bullet wound and is equally getting treatment at the same facility.
Police are yet to establish the condition of the two, although police say their injuries were not life threatening.
Detectives have opened a general enquiry file to gather information from the public and help piece the facts on the shooting incident.
The ex-Uganda Cranes captain retired from international football in March, this year.