A seven year old boy has allegedly shot dead his three year old sister at Asuoyeboah, a suburb of Kumasi.
The incident occurred at 1pm on Wednesday in a semi-detached two room apartment, believed to be Mission House of a local charismatic church.
“I was with a friend when I heard the gun shot, so we have to run there. When we got there we saw a three year old girl lying in a pool of blood with a seven year old boy running away. So I held the boy, I questioned him and he said he was playing with the sister with the gun when the gun fired,” narrated to a resident, Akua Afriyie Amanfo.
The injured girl was sent to the Kwadaso SDA Hospital in an unconsciousness state, said Dr. Agyemang Boateng, Medical Director at the hospital.
He told Luv FM “the girl had been shot in the head and the brain matter was actually exposed and she was bleeding”.
She received sterile dressing and was transferred to the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
The kids are alleged to have been playing in a room next door, occupied by a young man who is said to be plying his trade at Suame Magazine.
The police team that arrived at the scene could however not immediately retrieve the firearm, which is reported to be a locally manufactured shot gun.
The mother of the two kids, whose name was given only as Ama, a pure water seller, was emotionally unstable to speak.
Commander of the Suame Police Chief Superintendent Afriyie Sekyi confirms the incident to Joy News and said investigations are underway.
Meanwhile, residents are seeking answers to diverse questions, including how the room remained unlocked when the occupant was out at work, why a gun would be left in the open in such a room, how and why the gun was acquired and what the children were doing in the room?
In an unrelated development, police in the Ashanti region have arrested two prison officers and two military imposters for extorting money from some Chinese illegal miners in the Manso area of the Ashanti region.
Deputy public relations officer Corporal Gordon Ahianyo told Joy News’ Elton John Brobbey his outfit has been receiving complaints that some security personnel go to the area to extort money from miners there.