PIO bizman shot dead in Trumpland
Days after the Kansas bar shooting incident, another Indian-origin businessman, Harnish Patel, has been shot dead outside his home in South Carolina.
New York: Days after the Kansas bar shooting incident, another Indian-origin businessman, Harnish Patel, has been shot dead outside his home in South Carolina.
Patel of 262 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, was found dead outside his house in Lancaster, shortly after he closed his shop at 11.24 pm on Thursday. Patel is survived by his wife and child in elementary school, who were at home when he was killed.
The police was informed about the incident by a woman who heard screaming and gunshots.
When the police arrived, they found Patel dead from apparent gunshot wounds a few feet from his house. Patel’s death comes just two days after US President Donald Trump condemned the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla as “hate and evil”. He was shot dead on Wednesday in a Kansas bar.
According to a report, the police was quoted as saying that the investigators believe that Patel was confronted by his killer when he got out of the vehicle while he was on his way back home from the store.
As per a tweet, Lancaster Sheriff Barry Faile said that Harnish Patel was shot twice. The tweet further states that two shell casings were found outside his home. “I don’t have any reason to believe that this was racially motivated,” Faile said.
Earlier on February 22, Kuchibhotla was shot dead by a man screaming, “Get out of my country” at a bar in Kansas. Another Indian Alok Madasani, who was with the victim at a bar, and an American, Ian Grillot, who tried to stop the shooting, were injured in the shooting.