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Indian youth, 2 others killed in US bank shooting


New York: A 25-year-old Indian man was among three people killed when a gunman opened fire in a bank building in the US city of Cincinnati on Thursday. The gunman was immediately gunned down by the police.

Finance consultant Pruthviraj Kandepi, who hailed from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, was killed when 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez from the town of North Bend, Ohio, opened fire near Fountain Squar in the city, Police said.

India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty told a news agency that the Consulate is in touch with the police and Kandepi’s family.

The two other victims of the Cincinnati bank shooting were identified as 48-year-old Luis Felipe Calderon and 64-year-old Richard Newcomer.

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