30-year-old shot dead

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A 30-year-old person was killed following a shooting incident which took place near the Bastian Mawatha private bus stand in Colombo yesterday (30).

The critically injured person had succumbed to his injuries after being admittedto the Colombo National Hospital, while another critically injured person is receiving treatment.

According to Police the shooting had taken place when two unidentified men who had arrived on a motorcycle opened fire.They had used a T-56 assault rifle. 

Police have commenced investigations into the incident. The motive for the killing is yet to be determined.

By Sahan Tennekoon