Shots fired inside Mt. Lavinia Court

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Judge gavel and scale in court. Library with lot of books in background

A shooting incident was reported inside the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court yesterday (4).

Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Talduwa said a person who was among the crowd had opened fire at a person in the witness stand, when a case pertaining to an incident of financial fraud was being heard.

The man who opened fire fled the scene and an operation has been launched to apprehend him.  

SSP Thalduwa said that at the time of the shooting, two persons were in the witness stand.

“The gunman had aimed at one of them. However, none of them was injured. The gunman then fired into the air and fled the Court premises,” he said.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi