Stray bullet hits teenager as Muslim youth fire gunshots at Aboabo No.2

A teenager has been rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region after being hit by a stray bullet from gunshots fired by some Muslim youth at Aboabo No.2 in the Asokore Mampong Municipality.

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The Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Alidu Seidu who confirmed the incident to Accra-based Citi FM said he picked unconfirmed reports from witnesses that the victim has died but he is waiting for an official report from doctors.

According to him, the incident occurred after a group of young Muslim men who had finished performing their prayers to mark the Eid-Ul-Adha on Tuesday started brandishing and firing gunshots into the air which accidentally hit the said yet-to-be-identified teenager.

The MCE added that crime scene police investigators have visited the scene of the bloody incident and taken exhibits for their investigation.

“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.”

It is unclear if any arrests have been made yet.

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