SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A 7-Eleven convenience store clerk has died after an attack on the job in Sacramento’s South Land Park.
A customer found Gurpreet Singh, 31, lying on the floor at 3am on Monday. He was alive.
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Paramedics took him to hospital where he died.
CBS13 was there when Francis Saso left a candle and flowers outside the store to remember Singh, who always greeted her with kindness.
“And I come here all the time, and it’s just sad because we see it all the time,” Saso said, “always telling me to have a good night, to be safe, and that there, it’s It’s just like one of the main reasons why we came to put flowers because it wasn’t safe.
Colleagues outside store together all day. The owner says he was keeping the store closed for the day in honor of Singh, who leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old daughter living in India.
Sacramento police won’t say how Singh was attacked in the store overnight.
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Mike Bartholomew runs the gas station convenience store next door.
“I do this for a living, but is it worth my life? said Bartholomew. “No. We’re going to refresh procedures and things like that and make sure they know what to do, you know, keep the drawer empty. If they come in, give them what they want, don’t argue.
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“It’s just sad,” Saso said.
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Sacramento police examined surveillance cameras inside the store. So far, they have not released any information about suspect descriptions or a possible suspicious vehicle.