Four armed robbers have attacked and shot a man at Coronation Street in the Cape Coast Metropolis of the Central Region.
Eyewitnesses told Adom News that the victim had just withdrawn an unspecified amount of money from the GCB Bank Limited to purchase something from the market.
However, upon reaching a mattress depot, the robbers on two motorbikes, crossed him and asked him to surrender the money which had been kept in a rubber bag.
The gang subsequently shot their victim in the leg and bolted with the booty.
According to the traders, the robbers, whilst leaving the scene, continuously fired warning shots until they were out of sight.
“We were in our shops when we heard a loud bang. We even thought it was a car tyre that had burst only to come and see a broad daylight robbery.
“They shot the man in the leg and when leaving they were firing indiscriminately in the air so we all ran away,” an eyewitness narrated.
Onlookers added that the wounded victim was subsequently rushed to the hospital.
The Wednesday incident has left many residents and traders in fear.
“We thought these criminal incidents happen in Accra, Kumasi and the others. We have never witnessed such bloody crimes here before,” another said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has visited the scene to restore calm and gather information to initiate investigation.