Ayeduase: Man Shoots Himself After Traffic Altercation

Ayeduase: Man Shoots Himself After Traffic Altercation

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A middle aged man has shot himself after a vehicular traffic altercation at Ayeduase near the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.

He is said to have shot himself in the head on Tuesday morning.

It followed an altercation in relation to a traffic breach.

In the ensuing exchanges, the middle-aged man reportedly shot someone before he shot himself.

He is said to have shot himself when police personnel who arrived at the scene tried to disarm him.

The suspect is currently reportedly in critical condition and receiving treatment at the hospital.

The victim who was earlier shot, identified only as Amoah [for now], is also in critical condition at the hospital.

An eyewitness said they saw the middle-aged man driving “carelessly” in the narrow Ayeduase area main road.

And so some people asked him not to drive carelessly and that resulted in verbal exchanges.

According to the eyewitness, just as they thought the issue had been settled, they saw Amoah go in front of the guy’s vehicle forcing the guy to step out of the vehicle, hit Amoah’s chest and slapped in the face.

This resulted in a fight which the eyewitness said he saw the guy picking a gun from his vehicle and shot Amoah subsequently.

The eyewitness said he heard a second gunshot whilst holding Amoah who had then fallen to the ground before seeing the guy shooting himself.

Police reaction

The Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Godwin Ahianyo said both the suspect and the victim are at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) receiving emergency medical care under police guard.


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