A group of armed robbers who attempted to rob some residents in Diaso in the Upper Dankyira West District of the Central Region were gunned down in a shootout.
The shootout between the residents and robbers led to the killing of five armed robbers, while two managed to escape.
A police report said the two locally manufactured guns and fourteen cartridges were found at the scene when the police visited the area.
Residents identified one of the robbers as Attah, a hardened criminal in the community who was on the police wanted list.
The bodies of the deceased were conveyed to the Sefwi-Bibiani Government Hospital for preservation and identification.