NEW YORK: Two Indians have been gunned down during apparent robbery attempts in two separate incidents at gas stations in the US within 24 hours, sending shockwaves among the local population.
Sanjay Patel, 39, who worked as a clerk at the gas station in New Haven in Connecticut, was shot three times in the chest and once in the hand by two masked men on Monday night during an apparent robbery attempt.
Patel was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died an hour later. Police said they were searching for the two men as the investigation continued.
Patel’s wife was pregnant with their first child. A report in NBC Connecticut said quoted New Haven Police as saying that a gunfire broke out at the gas station around 7:30pm local time during the apparent robbery.