A 28-year-old Indian-American, who was shot by unknown gunmen in his family-owned liquor shop in the US, has succumbed to his injuries.
Amit Patel from Edison was shot and killed in New Jersey inside Roseway Liquors in Irvington yesterday.
When police arrived at the store, they found Patel injured from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A Murray and Acting Irvington Police Director Musa Malik said in a statement.
According to close family friends, Amit was manning the family’s liquor store alone - his father, who owned the store was in the back office.
“We don’t know if it was a robbery, nobody knows. They were alone here,” Bimal Patel, a family friend, was quoted as saying by nj.com.
The victim got married only a year ago. Authorities said they were looking into whether the shooting may have been the result of a robbery, but said it was too early in the investigation to be sure. No arrests have been made in the case.