According to media reports, a 31-year-old Indian-origin man was shot dead in New York while he was waiting in a parked SUV down the street from his home.
New York Police Department said Satnam Singh was found sitting in the car at around 3:46 pm on Saturday in the South Ozone Park section of Queens with gunshot wounds in his neck and torso,
Mr Singh was sitting in the black Jeep Wrangler Sahara borrowed from a friend when a gunman approached and started shooting, New York Daily News reported.
He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Police said the gunman approached Mr Singh on foot. However, according to the local media reports, neighbours said the shots came from a silver-coloured sedan with a black trunk as it passed the Jeep.
“(Mr Singh) was walking up 129th St. going to the car and the other car with the perp (perpetrator) in it came up,” a neighbour Joan Cappellini was quoted as saying by the New York Daily News.
“[It] made a U-turn, came back and then ‘Pow! Pow! Pow!’ and then went down 129th St,” she said.
The shooting was caught on her home’s security cameras, which NYPD personnel are reviewing, she said
No arrests have been made.
Earlier this month, another Indian national, Sai Charan from Telangana, was found injured with an apparent gunshot wound inside his SUV in Baltimore, Maryland. The 25-year-old was taken to a trauma centre, where he breathed last on 19 June.
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