One shot during scuffle with Police in Matara

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – A youth who was injured in a shooting which occurred on Friday (28) evening in Tihagoda, ​​Matara has been hospitalized.Police said that during a scuffle with a police officer, the officer's firearm was accidentally discharged and the youth was injured.The injured individual was identified as a 16 year old.The Police said that steps were taken to inspect a suspicious three-wheeler in Naimbula,​​Thihagoda.Three people had fled while two others were taken into police custody.

It was during this process that one of the suspects had engaged in a scuffle with a police officer.Police said that the shooting occurred at that time.Additionally, Police also mentioned that steps were taken to transfer the injured youth to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital..

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