A person has been injured in a shooting incident that took place near Thotupala Junction in Kalutara North police division at around 10.35 p.m. last night (01).
Two unidentified individuals, who had arrived in a car, had fired gunshots at another person in front of a restaurant and fled the scene afterwards.
The injured person has been admitted to the Nagoda General Hospital in Kalutara.
He has been identified as a 57-year-old named Dombagaha Pathiranage Patrick Peiris, residing in the same area,
According to the preliminary police investigations, the reason for the gunfire is a prolonged dispute between the two parties.
The suspects in connection with the incident have been identified, while Kalutara North Police is conducting further investigations to arrest them.