Woman killed, son injured by gunfire

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)

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