Police in the Eastern Region have commenced investigations into the death of a 23-year-old man at Nkawkaw.
According to a preliminary report by the police, the deceased, Dzonyetsi Robert, was rushed to the Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital.
He had multiple gunshot wounds he sustained after being mistaken for game in a hunting expedition.
Dzonyetsi Robert battled for his life but eventually passed away at the hospital.
Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, said a suspect has been picked up to assist police with investigations.
Tetteh narrated: “Today at about 11.00am, the Nkawkaw Police Command gathered intelligence from Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw, that victim, Kwesi Dzonyetsi Robert, now deceased was aged 23.
He was rushed to the facility with multiple gunshot wounds on his body yesterday [ Tuesday] but died whilst receiving treatment today at about 11.45am”.
He added: "Suspect Gabriel Tetteh, also aged 23, who claimed he mistook the deceased for a game and shot him during a hunting expedition at Aboase, Awerensua near Asuboni Rails, was arrested at the hospital.”
Police have indicated that investigations are geared towards establishing how the shooting might have occurred.
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