Two people killed in shooting in Hanwella

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Two individuals have been killed following a shooting incident in a house at Pahathgama in Hanwella last night, the police said.

Two gunmen arrived on a motorcycle wearing masks and helmets have forcibly entered the house and opened fire at the home owner and another person between 9.30 pm and 10.00 pm Sunday night.

The gunmen have fled the scene, Police Media Spokesman’s Office said.

The two victims who died in the shootout have been identified as 43-year-old Wadduwage Vijith Premalal, a businessman and a resident of Pahathgama, Hanwella and 32-year-old Muruththettuwa Gamalajjalage Ravindu, resident of Galagedara, Padukka.

No arrests have been made yet. Hanwella Police are conducting further investigations.

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