Maninder Singh from Punjab who was working in the US has been shot and killed. The shop clerk was killed on Saturday during a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Whittier, California, police said.
The family of the clerk identified him as Maninder Singh, a father of two small children ages 5 and 9. Singh’s family set up a GoFundMe page to help with sending his body back to India “so his wife and kids can view him one last time.”
The robbery occurred at 5:45 a.m. at 8438 Santa Fe Springs Road, where the clerk was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a watch commander at the Whittier Police Department.
“Preliminarily it appears the suspect entered the store with a semi-automatic handgun with the intent to commit a robbery. For unknown reasons, the suspect fired the handgun killing the clerk,” according to a police statement.
The killer was described as a man about 5-feet-7 inches tall. His face was partially covered and he was wearing a dark hoodie with a gray hoodie underneath, police said. He was wearing black gloves.
Two customers inside the store during the robbery were not injured, police said.