A man died in a shoot out carried out by an unknown group in front of the Mahara Magistrate Court this morning.
Police said the group who were driving a hybrid car shot at another person seated inside his car.
It is reported that the victims wife was a passenger in the car at the time of the shooting.
The deceased has been identified as Suresh Asanka Silva of Sri Gnanasara Mawatha in Ratmalana.
Assailants have used T-5 weapon and 9 millimeter fire-arms in the incident .
The victim died after being admitted to Ragama hospital.
Police further said that the victim was returning home after appearing before Court in connection with a heroin Case.
UPDATE: Person Shot at Mahara Magistrate Complex Dies
The person who was shot at Mahara Magistrate complex this morning has succumbed to injuries of the shooting.
The gun men have reached in a hybrid car and shot the victim while prison inmates were taken to the magistrate complex.
Await more details on this
Updated at: 11.39 am, 23rd June 2016
One Shot at Mahara Magistrate Complex
A person has been shot at Mahara Magistrate complex this morning leaving him injured.