Two persons have been killed following a shooting incident at Mankessim in Ghana’s Central Region, Saturday.
The two included a security operative of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) known as David Ampofo and a civilian, local media reported.
Five others including a police Chief Inspector —who sustained gunshot wounds are receiving treatment at the hospital.
Details still remain sketchy but witnesses indicate that the incident is chieftaincy related.
A chaotic scene erupted after unidentified gunmen shot indiscriminately into a charged crowd as a queen mother was being enstooled, witnesses told Dailymailgh.
Central Regional Police Spokesperson, DSP Irene Oppong in a press briefing confirmed that the incident is being investigated.
“Currently seven people have been shot and two have passed on and five are on admissions. Any development will be communicated,” she said.
It is gathered that five persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Security has been beefed up in the area pointing to planned further attacks.
Source: J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH