NEW DELHI: An Indian-origin man has allegedly shot and killed his brother while also injuring his mother in New York, according to officials on Wednesday.
The incident occurred on Sunday in the Richmond Hill area of New York, where approximately 26 per cent of the population is of Indian or Caribbean origin, as stated by the official.
The suspect has been named as Karamjit Multani (33), while the deceased victim, his brother, was identified as Vipanpal (27).The injured mother (52), who was shot in the stomach, has not yet been named.
According to the police, after fatally shooting his brother, Karamjit Multani turned the gun on himself.
“Karamjit’s body was found dead near a street corner with a gunshot wound to his head,” the police said.
Bhupinder Multani, the father of the suspect, informed reporters that there were no issues within the family, and he could not find any reason that would have prompted his son to take such an extreme action.
Jaspreet Singh, the brother-in-law of both the suspect and the victim, described Karamjit as one of the “nicest” men who always enjoyed making jokes, according to media reports.
The New York City Police Department has stated that they have taken up the case and are currently conducting an investigation.