A/R: GUNMEN ATTACK CHURCH DURING ALL-NIGHT SERVICE, 3 INJURED

 A/R: GUNMEN ATTACK CHURCH DURING ALL-NIGHT SERVICE, 3 INJURED

A gun lies in a pool of blood left by a wounded assailant after an attack on a public bus in Guatemala City March 24, 2009. In three attacks around the city gunmen killed a passenger and wounded two bus drivers. Also, a private security guard shot and killed one attacker and wounded another. Attacks on bus drivers are common in Guatemala where organized gangs extort money from the private companies that run the buses. According to police nearly 200 bus drivers, driver’s assistants and owners have been killed in the last year. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT POLITICS TRANSPORT) – RTXD67Y

Three persons have been injured after a gang of armed robbers attacked members of the Action Prayer Ministry during an all-night prayer service over the weekend.

According to reports, the incident occurred at about 2am Saturday dawn.

The victims, aged between 2 to 22 were hit after one of the robbers, who was wielding a locally manufactured pistol fired into the congregation forcing others to flee for safety, witnesses say.

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A congregants also disclosed that, all the three victims sustained minor gunshot wounds on their legs

Police from the Abuakwa Division rushed to the scene located at Atwima Koforidua following a distress call.

Church members had succeeded in arresting one of the attackers whose name has been given as Sunday Ayine, 22. He is a driver’s mate.

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An accomplice whose name was only given Emmanuel is currently at large, the police said.

Seven BB cartridges and one spent empty shell were found at the scene. They have since been retained.

The victims were receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the Head pastor of the church, Adu Boateng declined to comment on the matter.

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