Indian man shot dead in US, second incident in week

Hartley Bridge Road, Georgia. [Photo: Wikimedia]

A 52-year-old Indian-American man was shot and killed in his driveway by three masked men in Georgia, leaving his wife and daughter injured, police said, the second such incident involving Indians in the US within a week.

The incident took place on January 20 on Thoroughbred Lane near Hartley Bridge Road, Georgia, PTI reported.

Pinal Patel and his family arrived home from work when they were confronted by three masked individuals with guns, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Monday.

Patel confronted the three and while doing so, shots were fired at the family.

After deputies arrived, they found Pinal, his wife Rupalben Patel, and daughter Bhakti Patel, suffering from gunshot wounds in the driveway of their home, the statement said.

All three were transported to Atrium Health where Pinal was later pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Luann Stone, it said.

Rupalben and her daughter are stated to be in stable condition.

The three masked individuals then ran to a dark in colour vehicle waiting across the street occupied by a fourth person, the statement said.

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