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7 people were killed by Kiir's son and police in capital Juba on Wednesday morning

Juba, 3 June 2020: Panic and fear gripped the city of Juba again this morning as the son of President Kiir opened fire on unarmed civilians killing three people. The son of President Kiir, aka Lual Wal known as Lual Marine, shot dead three people in shirikat at Bor bus park in capital Juba   

The victims of Mual  Lual randomly shouting include two (2) men and one woman, the victims died on spot at the scene. 

Details of the victims are not yet known by the public, however, one of the victims is said to be an old man from Ajuong, Jonglei state, while the other victim is said to have hailed from Awan Chan in Warrap and the identity of the woman is unknown. 

There is no immediate cause of shooting made available, however, people in the area said the victims and the shooter have problems related to land near Bor bus park. 

One resident who refused to be named said the incident happened over land disputes, he also accused the shooter of sponsoring and leading the so-called unknown gunmen terrorizing Juba residents. 

After the initial shooting people took on the streets in the area of Gumbo, near old Radio Juba station, however, the angry demonstrators who were calling for Kiir to immediately step down from the power have met shift resistance from the police and soldiers in Gumbo.  

The police fired at the crowd, dispersing them. A preliminary report says additional four more people were shot and killed when the police open fire using live bullets on the demonstrators.  

Youth and angry residents were seen burning tyres calling down, down to Kiir, and shouting, Kiir must be prosecuted.  Heavy police and army are deployed to major leading roads and the main road leading to Juba bridge along Juba-Nimule road are blocked.  

The situation is tensed and the shooter who is the son of the President was rush to the hospital receiving treatment, however, the circumstance in which he was rush to Hospital remains unclear since the angry residents who want to lynch him, couldn't reach him because he was shield by the police and the shooting have happened in the presence of the police and other security armed men. 

One resident said the shooting by both the son of the President and security forces is a reminder that Juba isn't a safe place, and it further brought back the fresh memories of the two wars fought in 2013, and 2016. 


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