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Police probe Akmeemana shooting after grenade attack

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A youth who was injured in a shooting done by the officers of Akmeemana police was admitted to Karapitiya hospital on Saturday night. The injured person is a 21-year-old man, a resident of Meegoda, Akmeemana.

According to Galle SSP’s office, two officers of the Akmeemana police heading from Nugaduwa towards Akmeemana on a police motorcycle at around 11.30 pm on Saturday night had stopped after seeing a scooter with two people behaving in a suspicious manner on the road.

When they saw the police the two had tried to flee. But when that attempt failed they had scuffled with the police and one person had taken something in his hand and had tried to throw it at the officers. Then one of the policemen had opened fire using his service revolver.

The injured person had been hospitalised and the other person an 18 year-old man had been arrested. A police team which inspected the location later had found a parcel with 105 T-56 bullets and a live hand grenade manufactured in a foreign country. A team of police officers are investigating the incident.


Monday, June 12, 2023 – 01:00

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