A young boy has been reported dead after a stray bullet hit him during the Eid-ul-Adha celebration at Aboabo Number 2 in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
16 year-old Abdul-Gafar Kassim was confirmed dead at the Manhyia Government Hospital where another is receiving treatment after sustaining gun wounds earlier today.
Citi News’ Hafiz Tijani reports that the family of the boy, who had gathered at the hospital for his remains, were devastated by his sudden death.
A family source reveals 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 in the area.
The incident happened shortly after Eid prayers on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Meanwhile, the police have begun investigations into the shootings and are also on a manhunt for the suspects, who are currently on the run.
Cops presence within the Municipality has been increased.