Jacksonville (Florida), July 27: Tika Adhikari, 65, father of Hari Lal Adhikari, who was shot and killed, confirmed that his son was gunned-down during an apparent robbery Sunday night at the Stonemont Village Apartments on Jacksonville’s Southside.
He was robbed of his wallet and a cell phone by a gunman who shot him at point blank range and then walked off.
An American media has written that the victim is at least the 19th immigrant slain in Jacksonville in the past five years where most of the killings have occurred during robberies.
The Jacksonville.com uploaded the update on Adhikari shooting at 1:00 pm local time.
The website quoted Karen Croke, a staff at World Relief refugee resettlement agency, which brought Adhikari and his family to Jacksonville five months ago, as saying that it was disheartening to see someone escape from horrendous living conditions, only to meet with such violence in his new home.
According to this portal, Adhikari was shot in the parking lot of the complex and received a gun at his chest before he shouted for help.
The victim was working at a nearby Wal-Mart for about two weeks and was attending Florida Community College at Jacksonville to learn English.
His family had relied on him for financial support and to help them settle in Jacksonville, his distraught father said through a translator wrote the Jacksonville.com.