Gunmen kill 1, wound 16 watching UEFA Champions League final

Unknown gunmen are reported to have shot and killed one person and injured 16 others who were watching the UEFA Champions league final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Kafaba in the Gonja East district of the Northern Region.

In what an eyewitness describe as a sporadic shooting incident, six children, eight females and two males were injured by the gunmen.

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Two of the victims who were in a critical condition who have been transferred from the Salaga Government Hospital to the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
The victims were watching the football match front of the old chiefs palace when the shooting occurred on Saturday evening.

Injured victims in the hospital
Injured victims in the hospital

Residents suspect the shooting incident is related to the long-standing chieftaincy dispute between the people of Kafaba and Kalampor.
According to Mensah Christopher Amoako, a reporter for Kanyiti FM in Salaga, at about 9 p.m on Saturday evening, some people inside the palace heard gunshots during the football match.

Wounded victims at the crime scene
Wounded victims at the crime sceneplease 

They rushed out when the shooting stopped to see some people bleeding, while others were wailing and the children crying.
He said pick-up trucks and motorbikes were immediately organised to rush the victims to the Salaga Government Hospital.
There has been a long-standing chieftaincy dispute over who is the rightful ruler of the Kafaba and Kalampor traditional area with people of the Kalampor contesting the kingship of the overlord.
There is a scheduled enskinment of sub-chief in Kafaba on Sunday, May 29, which is making residents of Kafaba conclude that the shooting was in protest of the event.

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