An army officer is in critical condition at  the 37 military Hospital after he was shot 8 times by unknown  assailant.

Sergeant George Boakye of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is believed to be attached to the Flag Staff house had gotten down from his Toyota Land Cruiser when the gun men fired at him and snatched the car.

According to report, the unsuspecting officer was driving from Sakumono but parked his car around the Accra Abattoir area at Community 19.

He was shot multiple times in the chest when he tried reaching his weapon from the car to defend himself.

He was  rushed to the 37 Military Hospital after some good Samaritans placed calls to the police.

The police patrol team dispatched to the location found the Toyota Land Cruiser car which had been crashed on the Community 19 bridge.

The police have launched investigation into the incident, reports say.