They then met Director-General of Police M. Mahendar Reddy, requesting him to find out further information about him. The relatives also urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Twitter for further assistance in the matter.
The relatives took up crowd-sourcing for raising funds to bring back the mortal remains of the youth to India and quoted a local media report as saying that Sharath was fatally wounded in a shooting in a Kansas City restaurant on Friday and around 7 p.m. The local police got information about the shooting in J’s Fish and Chicken Market at 5412 Prospect Ave and the victim was described as being in his 20s or 30s.
According to a report in local media in the U.S., Capt. Lionel Colón with Kansas City police said it was unclear how the shooter or shooters left the scene. “Right now, there’s nobody in custody, no suspect information,” he said. In a brief video clip, Mr. Colón said that Kansas City fire personnel arrived and transported Sharath to a hospital, where he died. Two witnesses, Carl Bradley and Lemmie Dean, who were in a nearby motel, said they heard five gunshots coming from the direction of the restaurant. By the time they came out, the suspect had fled, the officer said.
After obtaining his engineering degree from Vasavi Engineering College, Sharath had left for the U.S. six months ago to pursue masters degree and was working in a restaurant, said his uncle. An F1 type U.S. visa was issued to him on December 15 last year. The victim’s father works with the BSNL in Hyderabad.
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