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Gas Station Owner Shot, Killed During Robbery Attempt In Woodbury

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By Jenn Bernstein, Steve Beck, Al Novack, Mark Abrams and Cleve Bryan

WOODBURY, N.J. (CBS) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a gas station owner in Gloucester County Sunday night.

The shooting happened at about 9 p.m. in the 900 block of N. Broad Street in Woodbury, New Jersey.

According to investigators, the incident began as an attempted robbery of Garden State Fuel. Authorities say during the attempted robbery, a co-owner of the business was shot.

When police arrived, they found the victim, identified by police as 40-year-old Surinder Singh, lying in the street. Singh was rushed to Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury, but was pronounced dead shortly after 9:30 p.m.

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40-year-old Surinder Singh with his daughter. (Photo provided by family)

Investigators are said to be looking for at least two suspects who fled in a silver sedan shortly after the shooting.

It was not immediately known if anything was taken during the robbery attempt.

Singh leaves behind a wife and two children.

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is urged to call the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5626 or the Woodbury Police Department at 856-845-0065. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

The incident remains under investigation.

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