Shots were fired inside the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court premises a short while ago, Police reported.
Accordingly, an unidentified gunman had opened fire at an individual who, at the time, was in the witness box providing evidence for an ongoing case.
The suspect later fled the scene after having shot into the air once, in order to threaten those present on the premises.
No injuries were reported, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa confirmed.