A Ghanaian woman based in the US is battling for her life in the hospital after her husband, who is also a Ghanaian, shot her before shooting himself to death.
Reports say the deceased, Kwabena Michael Amoako who was 49 years old had an argument with his wife, Yaa Gyamfua who is now in critical condition at the Riverside Methodist Hospital.
The tragic incident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, leaving the entire neighbourhood in shock and a mournful state.
Columbus police responded to a report of a domestic violence incident in the 4800 block of Glendon Road. However, while the officers were on their way to the scene, the situation escalated into a shooting.
Upon arriving on the scene, police officers discovered that Amoako had shot himself to death after shooting Gyamfua who was struggling in pain for survival.
The couple’s three young sons became helpless and had to run for shelter in a neighbour’s house.
“The 16-year-old said they were arguing, they heard two bangs, ran out the door, and came over here.
“They heard the shooting, and dad wouldn’t let them back in the house, so they came knocking on the door,” Michael Montgomery; a next-door neighbour told Fox 28.
According to him, it all started as a domestic dispute before he heard gunfire. He added that the couple were peaceful and showed no sign of having issues in their family, which makes the unfortunate incident surprising.
The Columbus Police Homicide Unit has taken charge of the investigation.