With the help of his family, Meetpal Singh fought to live for twenty months after he was shot five times inside the corner store he owned in Evanston.
He came here from India 20 years ago, a member of the Sikh religion, with a philosophy of hard work honesty and equality. That's how he treated his customers.
Local 12's Deborah Dixon tells us he died wondering why the last customer in his store shot him.
On October 14th, 2006, Meetpal Singh called 911 from inside the Blair Market after he was shot five times. A security camera recorded the violence.
Now, nearly 20 months later Singh is dead. His body could no longer fight the effects of the bullets.
Old customers at the market passed out reward flyers for what is now...murder. While Meet Singh was being shot inside eyewitnesses say a lookout stood at Woodburn and Blair. Then they both got into a dull green Camaro. "My father would have wanted to know why what is the reason for this."
Until now, the Singh family thought little of the shooter, focusing more on caring for Meetpal. He was at home the past 8 months.
The video puzzles them. The shooter didn't ask for anything or take anything. Even though police believe he was part of a robbery gang. "I'm hoping it's a robbery gone bad it would be disgusting if the motive were hate." [Link]
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