A 31-year-old man of Indian origin was shot dead here in Queens while sitting in a borrowed SUV parked down the street from his home, days after an Indian national was killed after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in the US State of Maryland.
Satnam Singh was behind the wheel of a black Jeep Wrangler Sahara parked in South Ozone Park when a gunman approached and began firing at him around 3:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
Police said Singh lives just down the street from where he was shot.
Singh was hit in the chest and neck and taken to a local hospital, where he later died, police said.
Apparently Singh had recently borrowed the car from a friend and needed it to pick someone up, police said.
Detectives were trying to “determine whether the gunman was aiming at Singh or hoping to kill the owner of the SUV and did not know who was inside,” the report said, adding that no arrests have been made in the case .
According to police, the gunman approached Singh on foot, but neighbors said the “shots came from a silver sedan with a black trunk as it passed the jeep.
“(Singh) walked up 129th Street to go to the car and the other car with the perpetrator came forward,” neighbor Joan Cappellani said.
“(It) did a U-turn, came back and then ‘Pow! Pow! Pow!’ and then walked down 129th Street.” The incident was captured by Cappellani’s home security cameras, and New York City Police Department personnel are reviewing the footage for evidence.
“It was just another crazy day at South Ozone Park,” she said.
“He was very kind and calm,” neighbor Christina Persaud said in the New York Daily News report. “I used to say ‘hello’ to him every day when I saw him. Maybe he was attacked, but I don’t know.” This comes days after Telangana Indian citizen Sai Charan was found injured with an apparent gunshot wound in his SUV in Baltimore, Maryland.
The 25-year-old was immediately taken to a trauma center where he was pronounced dead on June 19.
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