Crime: 15 year-old girl shot [email protected] at Aboabo, Kumasi

A young girl was fatally shot at Aboabo bus stop, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region during a midnight street shootout.

The incident happened during the wee hours of Sunday it was reported.

The victim who was identified as Diana Adomako, was a pupil of the Aboabo Middle School ‘B’ JHS.

She was found at the scene of shooting with severe gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the spot, police said.

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“You could see blood spattered at the scene. The incident drew the attention of some police officers who started patrolling the area to maintain calm,” reported Mohammed Aminu, a local journalist with Kumasi-based Zuria FM.

The Criminal Investigation Department in the Ashanti Region has taken over the murder investigation.

It is gathered that a search is underway for a man in his early 20s who residents named as Amadu, as the one suspected to have committed the crime.

The police believe the assailants may be more and are exploring the possibility that the murder was gang-related. The incident has left the residents of the community in shock.

“This area has been the hub for known criminals in the Kumasi Metropolis for some time now. Our thoughts are with the grieving family but we pray that the police will swiftly make an arrest”, a resident stated.

The remains of the deceased has been deposited at a hospital morgue.

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