NEW YORK: A 21-year-old Indian-origin Uber driver, Kuldip Singh, died after he was allegedly shot in the head by a 15-year-old during a robbery attempt in US’ New York recently.
Kuldip Singh died in a hospital in New York after fighting for his life for three days. Singh was caught in the crossfire incident of a shootout on Saturday night in Harlem.
The passengers in Singh’s vehicle – a mother and 12-year-old son- were not harmed during the incident.
Singh started driving Uber only a couple of months earlier and was struck as he drove past a car.
Kuldip Singh arrived in the US in 2018.
CCTV footage of the incident has also surfaced.
Uber spokeswoman Carly DeBeikes said, “Our hearts are with the driver, his passengers and their loved ones after this horrific and senseless act of violence.”
No arrests have been currently made as a result of the shooting but cops are looking into the incident to identify the five people who were at the scene.
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