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Indian-American killed, another injured in shootings at US

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

An Indian-American was killed and another critically injured when a man opened fire in two stores in the US state of Parmjit Singh, a 44-year-old father of two high school students, was shot multiple times on Tuesday evening at the Hi Tech Quick Stop on Burnett Ferry Road, sheriff's officers said. The coroner pronounced him dead on the scene. Just 10 minutes after shooting Singh, the gunman entered another store, Elm Street Food and Beverage, and stole money before shooting 30-year-old Parthey Patel, sheriffs officers said.

Patel was in critical condition. The suspect, Lamar Rashad Nicholson, 28, was arrested on multiple charges, including murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm while committing a crime and use of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held without bond in the jail. with the police said officers did recover security video from the initial location and it shows the suspect walked into the store and immediately fired three shots at the Singh who was standing behind the counter, a local newspaper said. A second employee, a female, was standing off to the side and was not injured, the newspaper reported. Jones said there was no attempt to rob the store, that Nicholson simply walked in and opened fire. Singh's brother, who owns several local businesses, told Rome Tribune that his older brother came to the area about eight years ago. Police is investigating the motive behind the crime. Nicholson is no stranger to He was arrested on January 9 after he violently snatched a 3-year-old girl by the arm and cursed in front of her and another child, authorities said.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 10:40 IST
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