Andhra man shot dead in US supermarket, Chandrababu Naidu offers condolences

The victim, Dasari Gopikrishna who hailed from Andhra’s Bapatla district, had moved to the US only eight months ago.
Dasari Gopikrishna
Dasari Gopikrishna
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday, June 23 said that he was deeply saddened to learn that a young man from Bapatla district succumbed to injuries sustained in a shooting incident in the US.

CM Naidu took to social media to express his condolences over the death of 32-year-old Dasari Gopikrishna, who was among four persons killed in firing at a grocery store in Arkansas. Gopikrishna was working at the Mad Butcher grocery store at Fordyce, a small town in Arkansas, where a gunman opened fire on June 21.

"I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and assure them that the GoAP will extend every possible support to help bring him home. We firmly stand by the family and pray for them to find strength through this difficult time," Naidu posted.

Former chief minister and YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also expressed shock over Gopikrishna’s death. He appealed to the state government to stand by Gopikrishna’s family and extend support to them in every way.

Expressing his deepest condolences, Jagan also requested the Ministry of External Affairs to provide assistance to the deceased’s family. 

Dasari Gopikrishna, who hailed from Bapatla district’s Karlapalem mandal, had moved to the US only eight months ago. CCTV footage of the incident shows the gunman entering the store and opening fire on Gopikrishna, who was standing at the counter.

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