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Sunday, 16 June 2019 - 18:39
Burglar with toy pistol injured in Police shooting
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The police have shot at an individual who had attempted to rob a financial institution in Horana.

The Police Media unit noted that the individual who had suffered injuries as a result has been admitted to the Horana hospital for treatment.

They further noted that the individual who had attempted to rob the financial institution had aimed a gun at police officers who had been present, following which a police officer had shot the suspect in the leg.

The suspect was identified as a resident of Pokuniwita and is undergoing treatment at the hospital under police custody.

Investigation revealed that the pistol which was pointed towards the police, was a plastic toy pistol.
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