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Sunday, 28 February 2016 - 11:38
Three injured in Weeraketiya shooting
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Three were injured in a shootout in Weeraketiya area in Tangalle this morning.

The police said the shootout has taken place on Weeraketiya Ranna Road, near Naigala temple.

A group in a luxury vehicle has opened fire at two people who were traveling in a van.  

The assailants has also shot a motor cyclist while escaping the scene.

The three injured persons were hospitalized, and one of them is in critical condition.

Injured persons are residents of Weeraketiya area.

Police suspect a dispute between two criminal gangs had sparked the shooting.



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