Mirijjawila shooting: Suspect taken into custody

A suspect in connection with the shooting incident in Mirijjawila, Hambantota, had recently been taken into Police custody.

According to Police media, the vehicle used by the assailants to escape had also been taken into Police custody.

The 33-year-old victim, Chandana Prasanna had been returning after a court case at the Hambantota High Court pertaining to a murder, when he faced the incident. He is believed to be a suspect in a murder trial.

According to eyewitness, the suspected gunman had got into the bus from the Mirijjawila Junction and subsequently shot the passenger before getting off the bus, fleeing in a car around 12.00 noon last Monday.

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