Surveillance video released in convenience store shooting

44-year-old Gurpreet Singh was working behind the counter when he was fatally shot.

In Southern California, homicide investigators have released surveillance video footage of the suspect sought in the fatal shooting of a clerk at a convenience store during a possible attempted robbery.

Video Released in Search for Gunman Who Shot, Killed Liquor Store Clerk in Downey

44-year-old Gurpreet Singh was working behind the counter at ASL Liquor and Market in Downey on Tuesday night when a man entered the store and shot him with a silver handgun. Singh died at the scene. It's unclear whether the shooter had gone to the store with the intention of robbing it.

Authorities released ten seconds of the store's surveillance footage. One shot shows the suspect entering the store wearing glasses, jeans, black gloves and a black jacket. Another shot shows the man with a gun raised at Singh. The next shot shows the gunman backing away and running from the shop with the gun still in hand.

According to investigators, the gunman appears to be possibly Hispanic, 20-30 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds, with short dark brown hair.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2308. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.

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