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Boy, 5, shot and injured in police, gangsters shootout in Nairobi

A five-year boy sustained bullet injuries after he was caught up in a gunfight between police and suspected gangsters in Shauri Moyo, Nairobi.

the Monday evening incident.

“Along Kamukunji Road officers on patrol received information that there was a gang of four men robbing members of the public. Officers rushed to the place. On arrival the gangsters started shooting prompting a shootout,” police said.

One of the gangsters identified by police as Kaburu was killed.

Police are looking for the other three gangsters who fled towards the nearby Kajificheni slums.

A baretta pistol and two spent catridges were found at the scene.

Separately police responding to a robbery report shot and killed a man in Dandora estate.

A homemade pistol and two rounds of ammunition were recovered.

He was part of a four-man gang that had robbed a trader, according to police.

In yet another incident police shot dead a man near Nairobi School. Police said the man was armed and had snatched a mobile phone from a motorist.

“He was cornered at the school’s fence but he drew a gun. He was shot and fatally wounded. A homemade pistol and a bullet were recovered. The motorist positively identified her phone which was recovered at the scene,” according to police.

Police identified the suspect as Boniface Muiruri Kungu, 22 who lived in Kabagare slums.

Another man was shot dead by police near Manmin Holliness church in Buruburu.

Police said they rushed to the area after it was reported that four armed men were mugging passers-by.

The other three men escaped and police are looking for them.

A homemade gun and two rounds of live ammunition were found at the scene.

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