Indian-American killed, and another injured in shootings at US stores

Vastavam web: An Indian-American was killed and another critically injured when a man opened fire in two convenience stores in the US state of Georgia. 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 Floyd County coroner pronounced him dead on the scene.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 Floyd County jail.

Major Jeff Jones with the Floyd County 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.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 News Tribune that his older brother came to the area about eight years ago.