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Sunday, 30 September 2018 - 19:24
Mother of two shot dead in Weligampitiya mistakenly
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Police investigations have revealed that the shooting incident at the Weligampitiya Junction in Ja-Ela this afternoon is a case of mistaken identity.

A 40-year-old mother of two, who is a resident of Ja-Ela, was killed in the shooting incident.

A group of gunmen in a motorcar had shot at the woman who also had been travelling in a motorcar.

The 8-year-old daughter of the victim too had been in the vehicle at the time of the incident; however, she has not sustained injuries.

It is reported that the target was a member of the underworld in Minuwangoda who had been returning from Peliyagoda Police.

Initial investigations have revealed that the motorcar of the underworld gang member and the motorcar of the victim are similar in colour.

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