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Young boy kills younger sister with grandfather’s gun

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The community of Mamponteng in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region was last Sunday thrown in a state of mourning after a 14-years-old killed his eight(8) years old sister.

According to some people from the community, the incident was not planned and should be regarded as an accident.

Explaining what actually happened on the said day, the source revealed that the incident happened around 12:45 PM at a time their grandmother was in the kitchen cooking and their grandfather was away in town.

The two children were playing in the compound when the brother went indoors and brought out their grandfather’s single barrel gun which was fully loaded.

The source went on to say during their play the elder brother mistaken fired the gun which hit his deceased sister identified as Princess in the chin killing her instantly.

Confirming the incident, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Godwin Ahianyo, said last Sunday, October 6, 2019, one Isaac Amankwah reported to the Mamponteng Police that his nephew has shot the sister with a single barrel gun loaded with BB live ammunition.

He said when the police went to the crime scene, the body was found in a supine position in a pool of blood covered with a cloth with the chin almost blown off.

He said the grandfather together with the suspect who were initially arrested, have been released on police enquiry bail.

The body has since been deposited at the Zion Praise Hospital Morgue at Kona.

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