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A 28-year-old Indian-American businessman, Amit Patel, died after he was reportedly shot at his family-owned liquor shop in New Jersey, the USA.

Patel, who was alone in the liquor store, was shot down by the unidentified assailants and shot down. The police who later arrived at the Roseway Liquors in Irvington found Patel injured in the shop.

According to PTI, the police did not find any signs of robbery, thereby making it clear that the assailants had come to the shop with the motive of attacking Patel while his father was in the back office.

Acting Essex county prosecutor Carolyn A Murray and acting Irvington police director Musa Malik in a statement said that only one bullet was fired at Patel, which left him wounded. The 28-year-old later succumbed to his injuries.

"Somebody came in, shot him... he fell down here," family friend Rakesh Patel was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, the US police who are yet to make any arrests are investigating the matter to nab the culprits at the earliest. CCTV footage of the shop will be studied to probe into the case.

This has been the second attack on an Indian in the US within last two weeks. Earlier on 6 February, a 57-year-old Gujarati man was assaulted by US cops, who left him partially paralysed, sparking outrage among Indians.