At least three members of the same family including a four-year-old child were shot dead following a shooting incident in Balapitiya this evening, police said.
The victims were identified as 31-year-old man, his 28 year-old wife and five year-old child. They were in front of a garment factory in the area, when a gunman opened fire at them.
Soon after the incident, the critically injured victims were admitted to the Balapitiya hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.
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