New York: An American-Indian was killed by an unidentified assassin on Monday. Amit Patel was alone in his liquor shop located in New Jersey, when he was shot by a man from a very close range injuring him badly. Police took him to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The reason for the brutal murder is yet not clear; no valuable items had been taken from the shop, indicating that racial hostility may be in play. Rakesh Patel, a close friend of the deceased said that Amit got married only a year before and was alone at his family shop, where he was shot.
Police is examining the CCTV footages to identify the shooter; no further progress has been reported yet.