Three persons were killed and two others sustained gunshot injuries following shooting from suspected ballot box snatchers .
The incident took place at Amope in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday during accreditation and voting at some units .
It was learnt that the suspected hoodlums emerged from an unknown place and started shooting sporadically to scare away voters and election officers and agents .
As they released a volley of gunshots on some units on old Eku Road , Amope , two voters died instantly and one other person gave up the ghost at a hospital where he was rushed to .
The few security personnel manning the units ran away on hearing staccato of gunshots .
However , the hoodlums ’ attempt to snatch the ballot boxes was thwarted by the quick arrival of some soldiers monitoring the polls .
They ( hoodlums ) reportedly succeeded in escaping from the scene .