Oct 02, Colombo: A woman who was traveling in a bus has been killed in a shooting incident in Mirigama Danowita area.
A shootout had occurred in the early hours of today (02) between the police and a group who had come to rob a liquor store in Danowita Junction area.
According to the Police Media Spokesperson's Office said on information received by police that a group had arrived to rob a bar in the area, a police team had gone to the place.
When the police arrived, the panicked robbers had fired at the police and the police had also returned fire.
During the exchange of fire, a woman who was sitting on the back seat of a bus traveling on the road was shot, the Police Media Spokesperson's Office said.
The 29-year-old woman who was shot has died after being admitted to the Wathupitiwela Base Hospital.
Danowita Police has launched an investigation into the incident.