According to media reports, an Indian-origin man sitting in a jeep near his home in New York was shot dead in a gallows style.
After a shootout on Saturday afternoon, 31-year-old Satnam Singh was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, the New York Daily News quoted police as saying.
The incident took place in the South Ozone Park neighborhood, which is next to Richmond Hill, where two Sikh men were attacked in April, which police classified as hate crimes.
A large number of people of Indian origin live in both the regions.
The News said there was a discrepancy between the police and eyewitness accounts of Satnam Singh’s shooting.
It said that according to police, the shooter came on foot and shot him as he sat in the jeep, but a neighbor said the assailant had fired from a car and his home security camera had captured the incident.
The AmNY news site said no arrests had been made as of Sunday morning and that police were unsure of the motive.
The News quoted police sources as saying that Satnam Singh had borrowed the jeep from a friend and detectives were probing whether he was the shooter’s target or was accidentally hit by someone who was actually the vehicle. wanted to attack the owner of
In April, two Sikhs took off their turbans and robbed them in separate incidents at Richmond Hill.
Police arrested two people in connection with those attacks and charged them with hate crimes.
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