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Chesterfield clerk killed in convenience store shooting

Posted at 4:45 AM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 14:47:52-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va -- A clerk has died after police found him shot in a convenience store Monday night. Harshad Patel, 55, died of a gunshot wound, according to Chesterfield Police.

Investigators were called to The Marketplace convenience store at 6811 Walmsley Boulevard at around 10:30 Monday night. When they arrived, they found Patel unconscious.

Harshad Patel

Patel was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.

According to communication over the scanner between first responders, a customer called 911 after she walked into the store and found Patel lying on the ground, groaning.

Police have not yet discussed a possible suspect or motive in this fatal shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.