One dies following Weeraketiya shooting incident; A person charged with murder found among the injured


One person died and two others were hospitalized with injuries, following a shooting incident which occurred at Kirimatikanda junction on Weeraketiya – Ranna road this morning.

According to the Police sources, one of the injured persons is a suspect who has been charged with two murder cases.

The incident occurred when this person was returning home after appearing before Weeraketiya Police, under the orders of the Walasmulla Court.

A group of gunmen travelling in a Hybrid vehicle followed and shot at three persons including the suspect, who were travelling in a van.

Two persons travelling in the van were injured, and another motor cyclist from Weeraketiya was also injured following the shooting.

Police found the luxury vehicle used by the group of assailants, abandoned at Kosgahagoda area in Beliatta.

Later it was revealed that the motor vehicle has been hired by the assailants, after the driver of the vehicle handed himself over to the police.

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