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One killed, two critical in Weerakatiya shooting

One person was killed and two others injured after an unidentified group shot at them at Kirimatiyawa Junction in Weerakatiya yesterday morning.

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said the gunmen had arrived in a hybrid car with a T56.

The two victims were travelling in a van while the other was on a motorcycle. The three were admitted to Tangalle Hospital in a critical condition.The two victims travelling in the van, also suspects in a murder case had left Weerakatiya police station, where they were

required to report every Sunday, the Police Spokesman said.

One of the victims in the van succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital. The third victim, a resident of Weeraketiya, was caught in the cross fire. Police are investigating.

No arrests have been made yet.