Two shot dead, one injured during Homowo celebration

Two people have been killed at Abossey Okai around Kaneshie in the Greater Accra region during the celebration of the Homowo festival.

According to the Kaneshie Police, they received information that the Chief and people of Abossey Okai organised their Ga Homowo festival without notifying them.

In the course of the celebration whiles some customary rites were being performed, gun shots were heard outside leading to two deaths and a third person sustaining life threatening injuries.

Police proceeded to the scene and after confirming the incident went to Sukura Community Hospital and the Korlebu Teaching Hospital where victims was taken.

The hospital authorities confirmed that three persons were rushed in with gun shot wounds but two passed on while receiving treatment.

The third victim sustained injury on his right arm has been treated and discharged.

Investigations are ongoing to establish whether the shootings have anything to do with the Homowo celebration with efforts to trace, identify and arrest the suspects.

Starr