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Fijian community in Richmond, California mourn the loss of Vineet Maharaj

Fijian community in Richmond, California mourn the loss of Vineet Maharaj

By Rashika Kumar
Sunday 06/10/2019
Vineet Maharaj's father, Vinod Maharaj

The Fijian community in Richmond in California in the United States are showing their support and sharing their condolences with the Maharaj family after 32-year-old Vineet Maharaj died in a shooting incident on Friday night.

Maharaj was in a vehicle when 13 gunshot rounds were fired that killed him and another person.

The third person who was in the vehicle is in a stable condition.

Maharaj's father, Vinod Maharaj says the killing is just senseless.

He says he wants to speak with the person or people responsible.

He says they have hurt two families and many people surrounding the families and friends.

Richmond Police do not know the whereabouts of the shooter or shooters.

They have released a surveillance video provided by a neighbor.

Multiple gunshots can be heard on surveillance video. Then a dark blue Ford Explorer is seen driving on the street.

Police say they are looking for the driver of that vehicle who may have witnessed the deadly shooting.

The family plans to hold funeral services for Maharaj next Thursday.


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