NRI woman shot dead in armed robbery in US

i2mcxe9iMradulaben Patel, from Gujarat who worked at a gas station that she co-owns in Powdersville, South Carolina was shot in the face in an attempted armed robbery and succumbed to her injuries.

Police say the video footage shows a man walking into the store and buying a pack of cigars before he shot the woman in an attempted robbery, not a racial attack.

Patel holds American and British citizenship, and officials of the Indian Consulate in Atlanta have spoken to her husband. Her family has not sought any assistance from the Indian mission.

A man called Michael Wheat saw Patel lying on the floor bleeding and moaning when he walked into the store late at night and called the police.

Customers of the store remember Patel as a friendly person.