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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.Β The deceasedΒ was pronounced deadΒ at the Tamale Teaching Hospital where he was rushed, reports said.Β 

Eye witnesses said the deceased was examining the gun whichΒ his friend was reportedly selling when itΒ went off.Β Β Both young menΒ reportedly did not know how to operate the loaded gun.

Eye witnesses said the unidentifiedΒ friendΒ wasΒ loading theΒ gun as the deceased negotiated a price for the weapon when it went off. The gun reportedly came from a thirdΒ 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.Β ASP Tetteh said one person has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.Β  ASP Tetteh who could not give further details about the incident added thatΒ investigations into the incident have begun.

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