A young boy has been rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital after he was hit by a stray bullet at Aboabo Number Two in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The incident happened after a group of gun-wielding youth in the area were brandishing their weapons and firing warning shots as part of the Eid-ul-Adha celebrations.
The incident happened shortly after Eid prayers on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
It is unclear the condition of the victim, but the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Alhaji Alidu Seidu confirmed the incident to Citi News.
“I cannot confirm whether he is dead or not, but those around are saying he is dead, although we cannot confirm that. Samples have been taken to ascertain what is happening. The Police Commander is around, and he will be going to the hospital to confirm whether the boy has passed on as we continue the search for those involved.”
Officers of the Crime Scene Department from the Ashanti Regional Police Command have been deployed to the scene to assess the situation.