Person injured in shooting incident in Kalutara

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A person has been injured in a shooting incident that took place in Kalutara North police division last night.

Unidentified gunmen arrived in a motor vehicle had shot the victim in front of the Sithumina Hotel in Galle Road near the Thotupala Junction and fled the scene.

The injured person identified as a 57-year-old named Pathiranage Patrick Peiris has been admitted to the Nagoda General Hospital in Kalutara.

The suspects in connection with the shooting incident have been identified and the Kalutara North Police are conducting further investigations.

Initial investigations have revealed that two people had come to shoot the victim and the reason for the gunfire is a prolonged dispute between the two parties.

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