One person was killed and another injured following an assault that took place at a residence in Chilaw last evening.

Police Media Unit said a brawl had erupted during a liquor party being held at the location. A 30-year-old individual who was assaulted in the incident later died at the Anawilundawa Hospital in Chilaw.

Another victim who was injured in the incident is currently being treated at the same hospital.

The suspects have been identified but have fled the area. Chilaw Police are conducting further investigations to arrest them.