One person was shot dead and two others sustained severe injuries when three suspected robbers, who reportedly wielded AK47 assault rifles, invaded a house at Ahenema Kokoben New Site in Kumasi, and fired gunshots indiscriminately before bolting with GH¢4,000 and mobile phones.
The deceased, Akomea Frimpong Jnr, had just returned home at about 7:30 pm with his salon car while the robbers had laid ambush in the house.
They reportedly gave him a wild chase on foot, which was followed by the firing of gunshots.
Frimpong Jnr, was quicker than his pursuers, so amid shouts, he managed to dash into the living room and banged the door, but he was not lucky enough as he was shot several times in the head and the thigh through the door when he tried locking it. He died instantly.
The allegedly masked robbers fired about 13 shots within a spate of some few minutes and Akomea Frimpong Snr, an elder brother of the deceased, a businessman, who was in the house with his wife at the time, was also shot in the leg by the robbers.
ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, the Ashanti Regional Police PRO, said the robbers took away GH¢4,000, belonging to Mr. Frimpong Snr, adding that they also assaulted and snatched away a mobile phone, student ID card and books, belonging to one Agnes Nketia Agyapomaa, as they escaped.
He disclosed that Agnes and Frimpong Snr were rushed to the Gary Marvin Memorial Hospital at Kotwi, adding that Frimpong Snr was treated and discharged but Agnes, whose injury was more serious, was still on admission.
He said the police picked the dead body for preservation at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), adding that the police retrieved 13 AK 47 empty shells at the crime scene, Daily Guide reported.