Three shootings in Elpitiya, Gampaha and Ahungalla

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Three shootings were reported in Elpitiya, Gampaha, and Ahungalla yesterday (24). Two persons were killed in these incidents.

A businessman had died yesterday (24) following a shooting in Makewita, Gampaha, Police said.

Police said, the owner of a hardware shop was shot by two unidentified individuals who arrived on a motorcycle.

The victim was seriously injured in the shooting and died on admission to the Gampaha Hospital. The deceased is a 34-year-old resident of Gampaha. The motive for the murder is yet to be determined.

Gampaha Police are conducting further investigations.

A person was shot dead in Urugasmanhandiya, Elpitiya.

Meanwhile, another person was shot by two unidentified individuals in Katuwila, Ahungalla.

Police said, the victim was rushed to the Balapitiya Hospital. He is presently being treated for gunshot wounds. The victim is a 42-year-old resident of Mitiyagoda, Ahungalla.

The suspects arrived on a motorcycle, shot the victim, and fled the scene. Ahungalla Police are conducting further investigations.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi