Armed robbers receiving treatment at hospital in Ghana have shot four police officers who were on guard watching them.
The incident occurred at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Saturday.
According a Joy News report, the four officers were attacked at approximately 8:30PM. The injured persons are Gbedema Rudorf, Gbemu Thompson, Charles Dankwah, Nyamekye (first name withheld) and Ebenezer Danso.
One officer is in critical condition. A 24-year-old man and an eldery woman have also been injured. Four officers shot at Korle Bu One of the injured officers.
The shooting took place at the Zamamra line. Superintendent Kwasi Ofori is currently at scene of the shooting assessing the situation.
DCOP George Alex Mensah, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander confirmed that the officers from the Accra Regional Operations Unit were caught unaware by the gunman.
“We are praying that the one who is in critical condition will also be well soon… From what we’ve heard it was not a shootout it was just an instant shooting at the policemen surprisingly because they thought they were going to get down and find out from the people over there what was going on, not knowing that, those people were armed already for the police officers. So, it was just a surprise shooting at the police officers.”