An individual has been killed while two others have sustained injuries in a shooting in Morakatiyara, Tangalle.
The driver of a cab was shot dead by two individuals on a motorcycle at around 7pm yesterday.
The driver succumbed to injuries after the three individuals were admitted to the Tangalle Hospital for treatment.
The deceased was identified as a 37-year-old resident of Kudawella, Tangalle.
Police believe the murder had taken place due to a personal dispute between drug traffickers.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old youth was killed in a shooting which took place in Ahangama on Saturday.
Police are investigating whether there is any connection between the Saturday’s shooting and last evening’s incident.
The individual who was killed in yesterday’s shooting was out on bail after being charged with drug trafficking.
The Tangalle Police is conducting further investigations and had found three empty bullets shells at the scene of the shooting.
This is the fifth murder within a span of seven days.