One shot dead in Galewala; Live ammunition seized in Katunayake

One shot dead in Galewala; Live ammunition seized in Katunayake

One shot dead in Galewala; Live ammunition seized in Katunayake

Written by Staff Writer

21 Dec, 2016 | 3:41 pm

An individual was shot dead in Galewela.

Police said the deceased was a 36-year-old. According to the police, the shooting took place when the individual was on a paddy land that he owns, at around 6.45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21.

The businessman who sustained severe injuries, died upon admission to the Dambula General Hospital. Police say that an investigation has been launched in search of the suspect connected to the shooting.

Meanwhile 163 rounds of live ammunition has been seized by the Crimes Division of the Western Province. The live ammunition was seized from a house in Devamottawa, in Katunayake. Eleven types of ammunition including that of a T56 fire arm and 9 mm revolver were taken into custody. Our correspondent said that the suspect is an employee of the Katunayake Municipal Council.


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