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Indian-origin man shot dead inside his car in US, probe ordered

Indian-origin man shot dead inside his car in US, probe ordered

New York: A 31-year-old Indian-origin man was shot dead while sitting in a parked SUV down the street from his home in New York, according to a PTI report.

The person identified as Satnam Singh was found sitting in the car at around 3:46 pm on Saturday in the South Ozone Park section of Queens with gunshot wounds in his neck and torso.

This comes only days after Indian national Sai Charan from Telangana was found injured with an apparent gunshot wound inside his SUV in Baltimore, Maryland.

The New York Police said Singh lived just down the street from where he was shot. The police said that Singh was struck in the chest and neck and was rushed to a local hospital, where he died later. It appears that Singh had borrowed the car from a friend a short time earlier and needed it to pick someone up, police said.

Although police said the gunman approached Singh on foot, neighbors said the shots came from a silver-colored sedan with a black trunk as it passed the Jeep.

Singh was walking up 129th St going to the car and the other car with the perp (perpetrator) in it came up," said neighbour Joan Cappellini.

"[It] made a U-turn, came back, and then 'Pow! Pow! Pow!' and then went down 129th St," she said.

The shooting was caught on her home's security cameras, which NYPD personnel are reviewing, she said.

Detectives were trying to determine if the gunman was aiming at Singh or was hoping to kill the SUV's owner and was unaware of who was inside.

No arrests have been made.

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