Police shoot at vehicle in Pannipitiya

5 July 2016 11:36 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Police opened fire at a speeding vehicle, which was believed to be smuggling drugs, at Pannipitiya this morning.

The driver of the vehicle had ignored directions by police officers to pull over, which had prompted the officers to take action.

Police said the car had fled the scene amidst gunshots. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made as yet.

 

Video by Sanjeewa

  Comments - 3

  • BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:45 AM

    How come the police did not give chase? Firing needs to be used only in extreme last resort circumstances. This shows how unprofessional, trigger based and simply lethargic police we have.

    wije Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:05 PM

    Can they open fire like this. There is no war in this country. A driver would have not seen the policeOr some innocent man in the road would have been shot

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:29 PM

    People in the vicinity says the car was going to the nearby nursing home carrying a heart patient


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Murder most foul

Sixty-one years ago on September 25, 1959 Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaran

What went wrong in Kandy?

Tragedy struck when a five-storey building caved in and collapsed, killing a

The 20th Amendment Bill Lest We Forget

Strident calls were repeatedly made from many quarters for the 19th Amendment

Public transport 'side-laned'?

“Miss, mantheeru neethiya nisa api bus passen yanna one. Ithin drop eka par