Police shoot at Jeep that ignored order to stop

Gun shooting

One person was hospitalised when the police opened fire at a jeep in which a group of excise officers were travelling in at Araiviyal Nagar in Kilinochchi this morning.

The police had ordered the jeep to stop based on information that drugs were being transported; however, the driver continued on ignoring the police command to stop the vehicle.

The driver who was injured in the shooting is receiving treatment at the Kilinochchi Hospital.