Several injured in Ayawaso by-election shooting

About six persons have sustained levels of injuries during a shooting incident earlier this morning at the La Bawaleshie Presbyterian Basic School 1, in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Accra where a by election is ongoing to elect a new member of Parliament.

Reports indicate that the incident happened about two hours into voting which commenced peacefully.

According to eyewitnesses, a group of masked armed men, said to be national security operatives arrived in pick-up vehicles at the polling station, ordering around occupants of a house nearby believed to belong to the NDC candidate in the by-election, Delali Kwasi Brempong.

The masked men were said to have started shooting, resulting to a chaotic situation at the scene.

Heavily armed police and military personnel have since been present at the scene and other polling stations as voting continues.

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