Police launch search for suspects in Ankumbura shooting

Police launch search for suspects in Ankumbura shooting

Written by Staff Writer

20 Nov, 2016 | 8:07 pm

Gunmen in a car shot two people before fleeing the scene in the Ankumbura area in Kandy on Sunday morning.

One of the victims, who was shot was killed instantly, while the other is receiving treatment at the Kandy General Hospital.

The victim, who was killed, has been identified as a 23-year-old resident of the Ankumbura area.

Police said that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting. A T56 firearm which was in the possession of the suspects was also seized by the police.

The car which was used for the shooting was found abandoned in the Poojapitiya area in Harispattuwa.

Six police teams headed by the Senior DIG for the Central Province have been deployed to apprehend the other suspects.

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