Published On : Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

Indian man shot dead in crossfire outside US motel

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New Delhi: A 56-year-old Indian man has been killed after getting caught in a crossfire outside a motel in the US state of Tennessee, becoming the fifth from the community to be killed in the country since February.

Khandu Patel, father of two, worked as a housekeeper at Americas Best Value Inn and Suites in Whitehaven, a report in Fox13Memphis said.

The incident occurred on Monday when about 30 shots went off.

Khandu had worked at the inn for about eight months. His wife and children lived at the motel with him.

“He finished his days’ work and was out walking around the property. Next thing you know he hears some gunshots flying around and one caught him in the chest,” Jay Patel, the victim’s nephew, was quoted as saying by the report. “He didn’t even make it to the hospital to be saved.”

He added that the family was ready to shift to another location for a new job.The report added that Patel’s nephew is asking anyone with information to come forward help the family get justice.