Person injured in gunfire at Kalutara

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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.