The American city of Louisville on Saturday mourned the death of an immigrant Pakistani ‘family man’ who was shot and killed after he dropped his 13-year-old daughter at school earlier this week.
According News, Mukhtar Ahmed, 41, had just dropped off his teenage daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his vehicle on Thursday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The alleged shooter, Christopher L. McCullum, was found three hours later, arrested, and charged with murder.
Local police said there was no indication of a business dispute or apparent connection between the individuals, and the incident only appeared to be “some sort of road rage incident”.
“As an Asian-American Muslim community living in America at this time, the community is very sensitive and apprehensive,” Khalid Kahloon, Ahmed’s family attorney, told reports.
“This is a source of great discomfort to the community as to why a member would be murdered in this way. We cannot say it is for certain about race, but deep down in our hearts we cannot say that it was just another senseless murder on the American highway.”
Mukhtar Ahmed was described as a 41-year-old man originally from Pakistan who had been living in the United States for many years, married with three young children, and working with his brother in a grocery retail business.
Police have yet to find a motive behind the murder.