The reports stated that the incident occurred on Oshinkoya Street at about 9.30pm on Sunday when four men, entered the street on a motorcycle and opened fire on some shops during which Mumini and Timofe were hit.
Some yet to be identified gunmen, who are suspected to be cultists have gunned down a 29-year-old graduate, simply identified as Omotayo, leaving two others injured in Anibaba community, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The deceased who just finished from a University in Lagos State died while a 74-year-old woman, Gbemisola Mumini, with her granddaughter, four-year-old Timofe, were hit, Punch Metro reports.
A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, urged the police to find the killers of the 29-year-old graduate. “The local vigilance members, known as Onyabo, could not wait at the estate gates; they ran away.
“Later, I learnt Omotayo had been shot dead. His mother sells in the shop in front of the house. He was strolling around the area when the cult boys sighted and shot him. He was not a troublemaker. He had just finished from the university and was looking for a job,” he added.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the attack, adding that the police did not record any death.
She said, “On Sunday, around 11pm, information was received that some hoodlums went to the area and started shooting. A four-year-old girl, Timofe, her grandmother, Mumini, and a man, whose name and address could not yet be ascertained, were shot by the hoodlums.
“A patrol team has visited the scene and the victims have been rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital, where they are responding to treatment. Effort is on to arrest the culprits,” she added.