Washington: Two Indians have been allegedly shot dead by masked men at a convenience store in the US.
The victims have been identified as 55-year-old Jagtar Bhatti and 20-year-old Pawan Singh.
The incident happened at the store in the 400 Block of Middlebury Street in the northern Indiana city yesterday.
Police are investigating the double murder. They say they’re looking for two or more suspect.
Family and friends say they are waiting to learn more details about what happened from police, local media reported.
“Everyone knew how good they were,” said Lori Sally, a neighbour.
“They were so nice. I didn’t have any friends in the area and they just took me in like family,” she said.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two masked men shot and killed the owner and an employee of an Elkhart convenience store, another employee said.
Police say the shootings Thursday morning at Saleh’s Market east of downtown Elkhart killed 55-year-old Jagtar Bhatti and 20-year-old Pawan Singh.
Store employee Bill Sinclair tells The Elkhart Truth (http://bit.ly/17Ifb32 ) that Bhatti was the owner and Singh was a cashier.
Sinclair says he was in the store’s kitchen when he heard a noise like the pop of a firecracker. Two girls standing outside told him that two men in masks ran from the store, and when he went back inside, he saw Bhatti and Singh had been shot.
Sinclair says Bhatti was pistol-whipped in a previous robbery.
Nearby schools were placed on lockdown for nearly two hours after the shootings.