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Monday, December 26, 2005

Sikh Cab Driver Killed on Christmas Day

A Sikh cab driver died yesterday after being shot in the neck, in Richmond, California. Gurpartap Singh, 58, attempted to drive himself to the hospital, but eventually crashed a few blocks later. Apparently Singh was shot just after dropping off a fare.

The police are operating under the assumption that robbery was the motive. However, as noted by locals, "This is not the first time a taxi driver has been murdered in the East Bay. And this is not the first time a Sikh has been murdered for no reason at all." ("On July 2, 2003, 23-year-old Hercules resident Gurpreet Singh was fatally shot around 1 a.m. after he drove to the intersection of 21st Street and Carlson Boulevard to pick up a fare.")

See news reports here, here, and here.

We will continue to monitor the story, as it develops.

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