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Man accidentally guns down friend in Tamale



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A young man believed to be in his 20s met his untimely death at Chagli, a suburb of Tamale on Saturday after a loaded pistol he was holding accidentally went off, eyewitnesses said. The deceased was pronounced dead at the Tamale Teaching Hospital where he was rushed, reports said. 

Eye witnesses said the deceased was examining the gun which his friend was reportedly selling when it went off.  Both young men reportedly did not know how to operate the loaded gun.

Eye witnesses said the unidentified friend was loading the gun as the deceased negotiated a price for the weapon when it went off. The gun reportedly came from a third party who is yet to be identified by authorities.

Meanwhile, Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer ASP, Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the incident to Zaa News described it as a very complicated one. ASP Tetteh said one person has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.  ASP Tetteh who could not give further details about the incident added that investigations into the incident have begun.




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