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A 38-year-old individual from Hikkaduwa has been arrested by police for allegedly trying to shoot another individual to death at Kalupe in Meetiyagoda yesterday.

Police Media Unit said the suspect was taken into custody last afternoon by Uragamanhandiya Police near the Kurundugahahetekkma Interchange of the Southern Expressway.

A foreign manufactured Browning Pistol was also found from the suspect’s possession. He is due to be produced before the Elpitiya Magistrate today. Uragasmanhandiya Police are investigating.