Police identify weapon used in Grandpass shooting

Police identify weapon used in Grandpass shooting

Written by Staff Writer

30 Jun, 2014 | 10:05 pm

The Colombo Crimes Division and the Grandpass police have commenced investigations into the shooting incident in Andrewgewatta in Colombo, which claimed the lives of two.

The deceased have been identified as residents of Grandpass.

The shooting took place along the Mahwatta Road in Andrege watta in Grandpass at around 8 p.m. Sunday.

At the time of the incident, the victims were engaged in putting up deco ahead of the St. Antony’s Church annual street parade.

The police said that the shooting had been carried out by two persons who were traveling on a motorcycle.

The two victims have been identified as residents of Andrewgewatta , Grandpass.

Two others were critically injured from the incident and are currently receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

Uswattage Janith Chamara, 28, year old father of one, and Subasinghe Archchige Kavinda Kelum, 26, were killed in Sunday night’s shooting.

The injured were identified as Sashi Kumar, 33, and Chamara Sampath Rodirigo, 27.

The police said that much information has come to light regarding the shooting on Sunday.

The motorcycle on which the assassins had tried to flee had met with an accident.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the suspects had fled the scene after hijacking a three-wheeler that had arrived in Andrewgewatta at the time of incident.

Meanwhile, the police said that a T56 firearm was used in the shooting.

Eighteen bullet casings and a bag that was used by the assassins were also found on the crime scene.

The police said that a T56 magazine was found inside the bag in question.


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