Suspect arrested over shooting in Kurunegala

Suspect arrested over shooting in Kurunegala

Suspect arrested over shooting in Kurunegala

Written by Tharushan Fernando

16 Nov, 2016 | 12:18 pm

A suspect involved in a shooting in the Ratharuwa area on the Kurunegala – Puttalam main road has been arrested by the police.

A police sub-inspector was killed on the spot while a sergeant and constable were injured when two unidentified gunmen opened fire at a police patrol vehicle close to a hotel in the Ratharuwa area.

The Police Headquarters said that the shooting took place on Tuesday night when the police had attempted to inspect a suspicious car.

The gunmen had allegedly abandoned the car after shooting and had fled. One of the suspects was later apprehended during raids conducted by the police.

Police said that the suspect is a resident of Moratuwa and is due to be produced in court on Police investigations are underway to apprehend the other suspect.

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