Minuwangoda shooting: Three suspects arrested over triple homicide

Minuwangoda shooting: Three suspects arrested over triple homicide

October 6, 2022   01:16 pm

Three suspects have been arrested in the Galewela area over the shooting incident in Minuwangoda in which three people of the same family were murdered, Police Spokesman says.

The victims were shot dead in the area of Gamangedara in Minuwangoda at around 7.00 a.m. today (Oct. 06).

According to the police, a father (51) and his two sons, aged 23 and 24 years, were killed in this shooting.

It has been revealed that the deceased individuals had been released on bail a few months ago, after being imprisoned on murder charges.

The initial investigations have uncovered the motive behind the triple murders to be a dispute that had occurred several years ago in relation to a kite, according to the police.

As per reports, a total of 06 murders have taken place in connection with the relevant incident.

Initially, a father and his son were reported to have been killed over the said kite-related incident back in August 2017.

It is reported that the police had arrested another father-son duo in connection with the aforementioned murder, and one of the two arrestees was later shot dead in August 2018.

Later, a youth, who was the main accused of this murder, was killed in July 2021. The three victims, who were shot dead today, had been reportedly accused of this execution.

Police have uncovered that the suspects involved in the triple homicide reported today had arrived in a motorcycle and a car and used a T-56 firearm.

The dead body of one of the three deceased individuals has been placed at the Minuwangoda Base Hospital, while the other two are under police security at the scene of the murder.

Further investigations of the murder are underway under the inspection of Senior Superintendant of Police (SSP) of Gampaha.

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