A young boy who was 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, has been confirmed dead.
The 16-year-old boy, who has been identified as Abdul-Gafar Kassim, was confirmed dead at the Manhyia Government Hospital.
One other person who sustained gunshot wounds is also on admission at the same hospital.
Citi News’ Hafiz Tijani reported that the family of the boy, who had gathered at the hospital for his remains, were devastated by his sudden death.
“We just saw the dead body when we came here [the hospital]. We do not want our dead body to waste time in the mortuary, that is why we are here.”
The uncle of the deceased, Sulemana Umar, confirmed his nephew’s death to Citi News.
The deceased was hit by a stray bullet after a group of gun-wielding youth in the area brandished their weapons and fired celebratory shots as part of the Eid-ul-Adha festivities.
The incident happened shortly after Eid prayers on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Meanwhile, police have begun investigations into the shootings.
They are also on a manhunt for the suspects, who are currently on the run.
Meanwhile, police have boosted their presence by patroling various communities in the Asokore Mampong Municipality following the incident.