A 53-year-old woman was killed and her 26-year-old son injured when they were shot at by unidentified gunmen at Hathwadunna in Nittambuwa today.
The gunmen had arrived on a motorbike.
Police said they identified the woman as Vineetha Padmini, a resident of Dumunnegedara, Kaleliya.
The son was admitted to the Wathupitiwala District Base Hospital.
Police said the suspects had fled the crime scene soon after the shooting. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)