Chicago (May23rd) 32-year-old Jaspreet Singh Uppal was sitting inside his vehicle in Hamilton when he was shot at by a man at around 10.30 pm on May 12th.
Mr Uppal who hails from Nadala village near Kapurthala in the northern Indian state of Punjab suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
According to the Hamilton police reports, Mr Singh was rushed to the Fort Hamilton Hospital and was later airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital, Where he died after 10 days struggles between life and death in a hospital.
Manjinder Singh, a friend of Singh who is not related to him, said his friend was a devoted father and husband who leaves behind four young children.
“He was very well know and well liked in the Sikh community,” Manjinder Singh said, noting his friend helped manage area stores but must recently was employed as a truck driver.
Jaspreet Singh was active at the Guru Nanak Society in West Chester Twp., he said.
“It is just senseless,” Manjinder Singh said. “There is no way he would have engaged in any type of wrong activity. He would have just walked away.”
The organization United Sikhs also tweeted that “We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of S. Jaspreet Singh, the victim of a felonious assault at the hands of an armed criminal one week ago in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jaspreet was our beloved volunteer. UNITED SIKHS will work to ensure justice is served for his family.”