16-year-old boy shot dead during Eid ul-Adha celebrations

A 16-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a stray bullet at Aboabo Number Two in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The incident occurred shortly after Islamic prayers to mark Eid ul-Adha on Tuesday, July 20.

During the celebrations, a group of jubilant youth fired gunshots indiscriminately, and Abdul-Gafar Kassim was hit in the process.

He was rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival after severe bleeding.

Abdul-Gafar was not the only victim as one other person is battling for his life following the wanton gunshots.

He is currently on admission at the same hospital as doctors make frantic efforts to prevent another casualty.

Meanwhile, the culprits have fled from the area as police open investigations into the case.

Consequently, several cops and patrol cars have been deployed to the vicinity to maintain peace.



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