An individual was killed in a shooting reported in Peliyagoda Police Division last night (14).
The shooting had taken place near Gurukula College.
Police said two persons on a motorcycle had approached the victim while he was travelling by foot and had shot him. The suspects had then fled the scene.
The victim, who has not been identified yet, was immediately rushed to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment but had later succumbed to his injuries.
Police had recovered a 9mm pistol at the crime scene along with two bullet shells, one live and one empty.
Peliyagoda Police are currently carrying out investigations to apprehend the suspects.