The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon in a semi-detached two room apartment, believed to be Mission House of a local charismatic church.
“I was with a friend when I heard the gun shot, so we have to run there. When we got there we saw a three year old girl lying in a pool of blood with a seven year old boy running away. So I held the boy, I questioned him and he said he was playing with the sister with the gun when the gun fired”, narrated to a resident, Akua Afriyie Amanfo.
The injured girl was sent to the Kwadaso SDA Hospital in an unconsciousness state, said Dr. Agyemang Boateng, Medical Director at the hospital.
He told Luv Fm “the girl had been shot in the head and the brain matter was actually exposed and she was bleeding”.
She received sterile dressing and was transferred to the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
The kids are alleged to have been playing in a room next door, occupied a young man who is said to be plying his trade at Suame Magazine.
The police team that arrived at the scene could however not immediately retrieve the firearm, which is reported to be a locally manufactured shot gun.
Investigations have started but residents are seeking answers to diverse questions, including how the room remained unlocked when the occupant was out at work, why a gun would be left in the open in such a room, how and why the gun was acquired and what the children were doing in the room?
The mother of the two kids, whose name is given only as Ama, a pure water seller, is presently emotionally unstable to speak.