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Indian American killed in gas station robbery

An Indian American gas station clerk was shot dead during an armed robbery in Philadelphia on January 17, American Kahani reports.

Philadelphia police responded to reports of a shooting Exxon station along Torresdale Avenue at Friendship Street just after 4 a.m. According to NBC Philadelphia, when they arrived, they found 67-year-old Siboram Patro bleeding in the office of the gas station’s minimart. He was pronounced dead several minutes later.

Police say surveillance footage shows three men enter the minimart and forced the locked door to the office open. They begin attacking Patro before one fires a single shot.

“After he collapses, you can see one of the perpetrators then remove the cash register from the office and then take it from the property,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC Philadelphia.

Customers say that Patro was a wonderful person, American Kahani reports. He is survived by Rashmi, his wife of 26 years, and his only son, Sachin.

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