His parents collapsed on hearing about the killing of their only son.

Telangana youth gunned down in US near California residence KTR assures help
news Crime Monday, February 13, 2017 - 07:22

In a tragic incident, a youth from Telangana was shot and killed near his apartment by unidentified gunmen in California in the US.

The victim has been identified as V Vamshi Reddy (27), and his family in Warangal Urban district was informed.

Reddy's friends informed his family about the incident over the phone.

His parents collapsed on hearing about the killing of their only son, a family friend said.

The motive behind the crime and other details were not known.

However, according to reports, Vamshi was headed back to his apartment after he finished a shift of his part-time job when his car was stopped by a man, who took his wallet and then shot him at close range.

Vamsi Reddy’s father Mamidala Mohan Reddy, a farmer, told The New Indian Express, "He spoke to me two days ago. He was very worried about his future as the new government in the US is imposing restrictions on the hiring of foreign nationals in the IT sector. I asked him not to worry about getting a job and asked him to come back to India. But he was gone within two days.”

Other reports suggested that Vamshi may have been shot while after he tried to intervene in a carjacking, where a woman’s car was being stolen at gunpoint.  

Vamshi, who had gone to the US in 2015, recently completed his MS and was looking for a job.

The family has urged the Telangana government to take steps to bring the body home.

Taking to Twitter, IT Minister KT Rama Rao said that the state authorities had already stepped in, and were trying to bring Vamshi's body back as soon as possible.

IANS inputs

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