One dead following shooting in Athurugiriya

Gun shooting

One person was killed following a shooting incident at Galwarusawa Road in Athurugiriya this evening, police said.

The victim has been identified as Nimalsiri Thalagala is a 44-year-old, a resident in Puwakgahadeniya, Korathota, Kaduwela.

The victim was admitted to the Oruwala Hospital and was pronounced dead while undergoing treatments.

They said the gunmen had fled the scene after the incident.

The Athurugiriya Police is conducting further investigations.