Youth killed in a shooting inside mobile phones shop in Thelijjawila

Gun shooting

A 24-year-old youth was killed in a shooting at Thelijjawila, Matara on Saturday night (January 20), police said.

According to Police, two men who arrived on a motorcycle at a mobile phones shop located in Thelijjawila Junction, had opened fire on the victim with a pistol.

Police said the motive behind the shooting incident is yet to be ascertained while the Malimbada Police are investigating to arrest the shooters.

The victim was identified as a resident of Welipitiya.