THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Keralite was killed in a shooting incident in Texas, US.
The deceased has been identified as Sajan Mathew, 56, a native of Kozhencherry in the Pathanamthitta district.
Sources say that, in what was suspected to be a robbery attempt, an assailant broke into the shop of Sajan Mathew in the 1800 block of N Galloway Ave, Mesquite on Wednesday afternoon and opened fire at him.
The assailant managed to escape soon after. Sajan was rushed to a hospital but he could not be revived.
A report quoting the police said the incident happened at Victoria’s Beauty Supply store in a strip shopping center around 1.40 pm.
Sajan was running a beauty supply store in the US. His wife has been working as a nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital. The couple has two children.