A 52-year-old Indian-American man was shot dead in his driveway by three masked men in Georgia, injuring his wife and daughter, police said, the second incident involving Indians in the US in a week.
The incident occurred on January 20 on Thoroughbred Lane near Hartley Bridge Road, Georgia.
Pinal Patel and his family were returning home from work when they were confronted by three masked individuals with guns, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday.
Mr. Patel confronted the three and as he did so the family was fired upon.
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 said to be in stable condition.
The three masked individuals then ran to a dark-colored vehicle waiting across the street occupied by a fourth person, the statement said.
The individuals then fled the crime scene and it was reported that no items were taken from the family, it said.
Investigators have called for help in locating the four-door vehicle and help in identifying the persons.
There is an increase in attacks against Indians in the US.
A 23-year-old Indian student died Sunday after being shot during an armed robbery in Chicago.
Devsish Nandepu was shot and killed in Princeton Park on the south side, while his friend K Sai Charan was wounded and hospitalized.
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