Former Military Officer Shoots Two Kids Over Their Father’s Unpaid Rent


An 80-year-old retired military officer shot and injured two children ages 6 and 8 after their father failed to pay his rent.

In an intense argument with the children’s father, Collins Kusi, the landlord threatened to shoot him if he did not pay his rent.

Mr Kusi was initially attacked with a hammer by the landlord, and subsequently attacked with a single-barreled gun, as he had stated.

The landlord’s gun, however, missed Mr Kusi and struck his two children who were standing nearby.

“I heard a knock on my door; I came out to find the old man tying a red cloth around my windows. I asked him why and in a loud voice, he asked me whether he hadn’t threatened to kill me before. He had a hammer in his hand; he then hit me with it. I quickly struggled with him for it. After taking the hammer from him, he went into his room and brought a single barrel gun.

“He shot in my direction twice but missed. Again, I struggled with him for the gun. Later, I heard people drawing my attention to the children who were down bleeding at that point,” he told a Kumasi-based Luv FM.

Story by: Abugre Abayeta


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