Two suspected armed robbers were shot dead after they engaged the police in a shootout Tuesday.
The incident occured around 16:00hrs at Santansi near Kumasi following police intelligence.
Police said on Wednesday that the two were part of a gang noted for attacking gold dealers and snatching cars belonging to unsuspected victims.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command also suspect that the armed gang were responsible for the shooting incident at Manso/Dadiease, which resulted in the death of three persons, including driver of the DCE for Amansie West, Hon William Asante Bediako on May 18, 2020.
In a report sighted by Dailymailgh.com, police upon receiving the information deployed a team to their hideout at Santasi/Anyinam, near Kumasi.
“The team returned with a BMW saloon car with registration number GR 7615–12, one SMG rifle loaded with seven rounds of ammunitions, one SIG SAUER SP 2022 pistol loaded with eleven rounds of 9MM ammunition,” the report said.
Two male adults who had sustained gunshot wounds were also found in the vehicle. They were declared dead by the police.
Police said in the statement that the armed gang engaged the police in a gun battle in attempt to arrest them.
The officers also returned fire resulting in the death of the two believed to be of Fulani extraction.
Four other suspects who police say sustained multiple gunshot wounds escaped from the scene.
Medical facilities and informants have been alerted to inform the police of anybody who report with suspected gunshot wounds.
Some police officers, Dailymailgh.com gathered also sustained some gunshot wounds and were receiving treatment at the hospital.
At the time of filing this report, the bodies of the two suspects had been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for identification.
Before yesterday’s incident, a man who was returning from a mining site in the Amansie area, was also shot and killed Monday.
Police are investigating the two separate incidents.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH