At about 8.30am on Monday the sound of a gun-shot rang out loudly around the swimming pool end of the Bintumani Hotel sending workers running helter skelter.
The shot which hit the large window covering the conference center of the hotel was believed to have been fired across from the rooms facing the back of the center.
When this reporter got to the scene where the workers were preparing for the holding of the Press conference organised by European Union Observers hotel security staff had sealed the area and were watching closely.
When the police arrived the hotel security pointed out a special security operative whom they believed was responsible. The security operative turned out to be a police officer on special duties.
Head of the Criminal Investigations Department Musa J.Lappia who also visited the scene says investigations are still going on and no arrest has as yet been made.