Indian man shot dead in US

Washington: In an incident that took place in the city of Yakima in Washington where a 25-year-old Indian boy was shot dead by two unidentified robbers who robbed the young man at the store where he was employed even though he cooperated with the robbers when they demanded cash but was shot dead.




The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed her sadness over the death of the Indian boy identified as Vikram Jaryal and tweeted, “My heartfelt condolences on your brother’s tragic death. I am asking the Indian Embassy in US to provide all help and assistance.”




According to Yakima Police Department, around 2 am on April 6, they responded to a report of robbery and shooting at the AP-PM t 601 E.Yakima Ave. “Responding offices found the store clerk had been shot during an armed robbery of the store. The clerk reported he had been robbed by two persons who were both wearing masks,” the police said.




The police said Jaryal was transported to a local hospital but died a short time later. “The investigation has been turned over to detectives and is ongoing,” the police said.




The video footage of the incident is unclear but the local police have got some pictures to try to establish the identity of the assailants and also sought help from the public.