Three masked men shot and killed a 52-year-old Indian-American man in his driveway in Georgia, inflicting injuries on his wife and daughter in what authorities described as the country’s second such incident involving Indians in a week.
The event happened on Thoroughbred Lane close to Hartley Bridge Road in Georgia on January 20. Pinal Patel and his family were confronted by three masked gunmen as they approached their home after work, according to a statement released by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
While Patel was arguing with the three, shots were fired at the family. According to the statement, when deputies arrived, they discovered Pinal, his wife Rupalben Patel, and their daughter Bhakti Patel in the driveway of their home with gunshot wounds.
All three were taken to Atrium Health, where Deputy Coroner Luann Stone later declared Pinal dead. According to reports, Rupalben and her daughter are in stable health.
According to the statement, the three masked individuals fled to a dark-coloured car that was waiting across the street and had a fourth person inside. No things were reportedly taken from the family before the people left the area, it said.
In order to find the four-door car and identify the people, investigators are asking for the public’s help. Attacks on Indians in the US have increased. A 23-year-old Indian student was shot and killed on Sunday during an armed robbery in Chicago.
While his companion K Sai Charan was injured and taken to the hospital, Devsish Nandepu was shot and killed at Princeton Park on the South Side.