Husband killed, wife injured in shooting

Police inspect the vehicle after the shooting in the Armour Street Police area yesterday.

Two unidentified assailants who came on a motorcycle at around 10.45 am yesterday and shot at a couple who was inside their car in the Armour Street Police area near shop No.122 on Messenger Street. The victims were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital and the 42-year-old man who sustained serious injuries in the shooting had subsequently succumbed.

The deceased man has been identified as Inasamuttu Antony Raj, a resident of Veluwana Road, Dematagoda while his 38-year-old wife, who also sustained injuries in the shooting is currently receiving treatment at the Colombo National hospital.

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the motive for the shooting has still not been established.

The assailants have also not been identified so far and investigations are continuing for their arrest. 

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