A sixteen year old boy has been hit by a stray bullet at Aboabo Number Two in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The deceased, who has been identified as Abdul-Gafar Kassim, was confirmed dead at the Manhyia Government Hospital.
One other person who sustained gunshot wounds is also on admission at the Emergency Unit of the Manhyia Government Hospital after they were hit by stray bullets during the Eid-ul Adha prayers.
Report says, some youth who joined the prayers were firing gunshots and brandishing weapons as part of the celebrations on Tuesday, July 20.
Officers of the Crime Scene Department of the Ashanti Regional Police Command of Ghana Police Service were deployed to the scene to assess the situation.
Blood stains of the victims could be seen on the ground.
Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Alhaji Alidu Seidu described the incident as shocking.
“I am not an expert in shooting. I don’t see why you should use gun in celebration. It is not done anywhere,” he told TV3‘s Benjamin Aidoo.
“I will advise the youth to resist from these sorts of acts. Let us all have a fruitful celebration for the year so that at the end of the day we will say this year’s celebrations have been very wonderful and have been very good.”
The head of the family of the deceased, Sulemana Omar, said the disaster has ended their celebration of the Eid.