A person was killed by police fire while attempting to rob a group of school children in the Minuwangoda area.
The victim along with three others had attempted to rob a gold chain from a school child at gun point when the police intervened and a shootout took place.
Four persons had attempted to rob a gold chain from a group of school children today at around 5.30am.
When the suspects had attempted to flee the police had fired at the suspects and subsequently one of the suspects was killed.
Police media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody stated that investigations are underway to nab the remaining suspects.