Houston: A 22-year-old Indian hailing from Andhra Pradesh was shot dead early on Christmas morning during a robbery at a convenience store where he was working part time as a clerk.
Jayachandra Elaprolu was shot five times and was found dead when the police arrived on the scene.
The tragic incident occurred in Pasadena county of California state on early Christmas morning.
Police said they are now seeking at least two suspects in the shooting death, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Elaprolu was a student and was working at the convenience store part time.
Ali Kahn, a manager at the store said Elaprolu was from India and had been working at the store for less than a month.