A three-wheel driver who was travelling got a nasty surprise when he was travelling along the Badulla Road in Nuwara-Eliya when a bullet of an air-rifle shot from a leisure park nearby struck him behind the ear. The mishap occurred at about 6.00 in the evening on Saturday (23). He was immediately rushed to the Nuwara-Eliya General Hospital.
The bullet had come from a air-rifle fired from Gregory Park by a person indulging in the sport for fun.However he had missed his intended target by some distance and the bullet had ended up hitting the unfortunate 3-wheel driver who had been approximately 30 metres away from the shooting range at the time. He was identified as Pradeep Warnasuriya.
Doctors said a minor surgery was needed to remove the bullet from the victim's neck.
After receiving a complaint about the incident OIC of the Nuwara-Eliya Police Nishantha Pradeep Kumara arrived on the scene and took the person in charge of the rifle range from where the bullet was shot into custody. (Shelton Hettiarachchi)
SeriouSena Monday, 25 September 2017 22:02
Inquire how a private shooting range got license to operate putting public safety at risk?
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kotta Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:12
Should have arrested the owner not the person who fired the bullet.
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ANTON Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:37
NEXT TIME KEEP A PICTURE OF A THREE WHEELER AS THE TARGET TO SHOOT.
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ANTON Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:42
SRILANKAN ECONOMIC TARGETS ARE ALSO LIKE THIS, ALWAYS HIT POOR PEOPLE.
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Eddy Wednesday, 4 October 2017 08:20
first of all, an air gun shoots only pellets and not bullets. Before reporting get the facts straight.
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