The police said that two people who came on a motorcycle had opened fire using a T-56 firearm and fled.
The shooting was targeted at a house in the area and three persons were hospitalized with gunshot injuries. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries.
The victim is a 45-year-old resident of Devenigoda Temple Road.
The other two who sustained injuries in the shooting are 47- and 29-year-olds and are currently receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Hospital.