Sikh Gas station owner Davinder Singh was shot dead by an unidentified gunman. The incident occurred at the Power Gas Station owned by Singh on West Market Street around 4:30 p.m Monday afternoon.
Davinder Singh was rushed to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officers who responded to the emergency stated that Davinder was shot in the chest and wasn’t responsive.
Several witnesses have given testimonies to the police and the police say they have good lead in finding the culprit.
NBC Reported on the news story:
“Singh’s son, Jatinder Singh, said that he thought his father, who had moved to the United States from India 25 years ago may have been targeted because he was Sikh and wore a turban.
“There was no robbery, no struggle, no confrontation,” he said. “I don’t know what else it could be other than a hate crime.”
Jatinder Singh told NBC 4 New York that his father was “the best man I ever knew” and that the family had worried about him working in Newark.
The son said the 47-year-old had been robbed before but had always fought back. But on Monday afternoon, he didn’t even have a chance.
“My dad came out to get some fresh air and the male came up to my dad, pointed a gun and shot him point-blank,” he said.”