A 36-year-old woman was pronounced dead after admission to hospital after a shooting incident in the Mirishena Fisheries Village in the Medirigiriya police area, police said.
The victim was admitted to the Medirigiriya Hospital with gunshot injuries after the incident.
The police investigations have revealed that the victim was coming home from her mother’s house last evening when she was shot at by a person who had been hiding behind the toilet and then fled the area.
Police suspect that a personal dispute and an illicit association had been the motive for the shooting.
A special search operation is being conducted to apprehend the suspect who shot at the woman.
Medirigiriya police are conducting investigations.