According to the army and local media, a bodyguard assassinated a government official in Uganda early on Tuesday after what appeared to be a private argument.
According to state broadcaster UBC and others, the assailant, who has not been officially recognized, subsequently turned the pistol on himself.
Charles Engola, the victim, was a junior minister in charge of labor in President Yoweri Museveni's administration. He was an ex-colonel in the military.
Brig. Felix Kulayigye, the army's spokesperson, described the death of Engola as the result of a "unfortunate incident" in a brief statement. Kulayigye said on Twitter, "We shall provide the public the specifics as we jointly examine the problem.
The incident happened inside Engola's house in a Kampala, Uganda, neighbourhood. Detectives from the police are presently on the site.
Although the reason wasn't immediately clear, the local press reported that there had apparently been a dispute over the guard's pay.
According to witnesses, the soldier was screaming because he hadn't received payment in a while despite working for a minister, according to the online publication NilePost.
The tragedy is probably going to cause shockwaves in a nation where other prominent politicians have died in shootings throughout the years.
When attackers opened fire on their car in Kampala in 2021, a former army head in Uganda was wounded and his daughter was murdered.