One person was killed and another injured when unidentified gunmen in a car opened fired near the Babila golla mosque in Ankumbura, Kandy this morning.
Police said the victims were waiting on the side of the road near the mosque when the incident occurred. The injured were admitted to the Kandy Hospital and one of them succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
The gunmen had fled the scene but the police arrested one suspect, a 30-year-old Mohammad Ali who is a resident of Kandy, along with a T56 weapon.
They had also found the car which had been used for the shooting at Poojapitiya area.
Six police teams have been deployed to arrest two more suspects in connection with the shooting.(DS)Sinhala Edition Click Here (Lanka Hot News)