Arshad Vhora was fatally shot during an attempted armed robbery in the 730-block of East 142nd Street at around 11 a.m. Police said they received a 911 call from the Clark gas station with a man on the line who was unable to speak. When officers arrived they found two people unresponsive inside.
The second gunshot victim, a 55-year-old man, was taken to Christ Hospital and police said Friday that he was still recovering.
Relatives said Vhora, a college student, was working for his father when the shooting occurred. His father was in India for a wedding.
A $12,000 reward was initially offered by the victims' family, community activist Andrew Holmes, and Dolton Mayor Riley Rogers.