A nine year old boy has been shot to dead while two others are in critical condition after a gun mistakenly went off killing the innocent teenager who was pushing his younger brother is wheelchair at Awutu Bereku in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region. The unfortunate incident has left members of the community in a state of shock and mourning.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened individuals accompanying the fetish priest of Awuku to perform rituals to commemorate the annual Awubia festival mistakenly shot the boy. ‘ We dont know how it happened but the man wielding the gun mistakenly fired the gun and it the head of the boy, He died instantly.”
Another eyewitness who is incensed by the development alleged that the incidents has become one too many. He observed that if nothing is done about the situation the youth would stage a protest against the rituals to mark the annual celebration of the festival. “It started on Thursday, another woman was shot in the back and this one too has happened. We are tired of the traditional council and if nothing is done about it we will protest against them” He said.
The youth in the area following the incident arrested the suspect and handed him over to the police. Awutu Bereku District Police Commander Chief Superintendent Joshua Semanyo who confirmed this says the police has has begun a probe into the circumstances leading to the death of the nine year old boy.
The police indicated that body of the deceased has been transferred to the morgue whilst those who got injured through the process are receiving treatment at the hospital