Boy, 11, Shoots Sister Dead

The victim, Shallotte Wilson
AN eleven-year-old boy is said to have accidentally shot dead his younger sister, Shallotte Wilson, at Asarekrom, a village near New Edubiase in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region, Tuesday afternoon.

The sordid incident happened around 2:00 pm inside their parents’ room as the siblings struggled over their father’s locally made pistol, which resembled a toy gun bought for them.

New Edubiase District Police Commander ASP Martin Assenso, who confirmed the tragic incident, told DAILY GUIDE that the nine-year-old girl was hit in the head and died on the spot.

According to him, the police were trying to determine how the boy came in contact with the gun and how he happened to fire the weapon.

The police chief stated that the victim, a class five pupil of Asarekrom D/A Primary, and her elder brother had closed from school with the parents, Yeboah Wilson and Janet Awusua, having left the house.

ASP Assenso explained that their mother had gone to the farm and the father had travelled, leaving the boy and his sister alone in the house with the gun, which the boy did not know was loaded.

Some residents of the community claimed the 11-year-old kid grabbed the gun from the veranda to play with it and ended up a pint-size murderer.

They ruled the girl’s death accidental, and so far the police have not pressed any charges against the boy, except an invitation to the parents to assist with investigation.

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From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi

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