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NRI Surinder Kumar, 55, a clerk at 7-Eleven, shot to death at Vallejo, California

Vallejo, California Feb. 09, 2008
Santa Singh

NRI Surinder Kumar, 55, a clerk at a 7-Eleven store at 1208 Tennessee St. in Vallejo was shot to death early Friday. He was suffering from gunshot wounds and was found by a customer around 1:58 a.m. bleeding on the floor behind the counter.

Vallejo police Lt. Jim O'Connell said he believe the motive might be robbery because money was missing. Kumar was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vallejo where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. He had been shot twice- once in the leg and a fatal wound to the left side of his chest.

The Deputy Adrian Garcia said the autopsy did not reveal how much time passed between when Kumar was shot and when the customer found him and notified police.

Sgt. Vic Massenkoff said, Kumar had been working the graveyard shift at the 7-Eleven store for about six years. Margaret Chabris, a spokeswoman for 7-Eleven said, Kumar was a good employee and well liked in the community.

From Ludhiana, Punjab, Surinder Kumar immigrated to US in 2000 along with his family. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.