The police have foiled a robbery attack on a gold buying shop at Konongo in the Ashanti Region.
According to a statement from the police, they received a distress call that there was a robbery attack on the Adom Gold Buying Shop around 7:30pm Friday.
Officers were quickly moved to the scene.
“While the robbers were fleeing the scene upon seeing the police, they started shooting indiscriminately injuring an officer in the process,” the statement said.
Police returned fire but the robbers were said to have escaped.
There is currently an ongoing anti-robbery operation in the area to get the suspects arrested to face justice.
The injured officer is currently on admission at the Konongo Odumase Government Hospital and in stable condition.
The Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has spoken to him and the commanders on the ground.
The police have urged members of the community to remain calm and be on the lookout for any injured persons.
“We also urge hospitals and other health facilities in the area to report to the police any persons who report to them for treatment of gunshots wounds or any other wounds.”