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POSTED AT 09:37 AM 13-11-2017

Kosgoda shootout: 22-year old suspect detained for alleged involvement

Police sources reveal that another suspect involved in the October 29, shootout was arrested last night (12), for alleged involvement in the incident. The detained individual is a 22-year old resident of Kosgoda.

Five Special Police Investigation teams headed by Alpitiya Divisional SP Nihal Thalduwa were deployed to conduct investigations into the Kosgoda shooting incident.

Four persons have been confirmed dead following multiple shooting incidents that ensued in Kosgoda on October 29, where one individual has also been injured. 

Police sources have confirmed that the fatalities occurred following several shootings in the area.  

The shooting incidents were carried out in the areas of Kurudugahapiyasa, Manikgama and Laliheththuwayuda Pittaniya,police Media Spokesperson, Superintendent, Ruwan Gunasekara said. 

A 13-year-old student has sustained injuries following the first shooting incident, it is reported.

Meanwhile, three persons aged 21, 38 and 50 have been killed following the shooting incident carried out in the Laaliheththuwayuda Pittaniya area.

The injured person was admitted to Balapitiya Hospital.

It was revealed that four suspects who arrived on two motor cycles have carried out the shooting with the use of T-56 firearms.

The suspect is to be produced before the Balapitiya Magistrate’s court today. 

Sanchith Karunaratna

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