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Candlelight Vigil Held For Murder Victim

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LAS VEGASFriends and family of a murdered convenience store owner packed an empty parking lot for a candlelight vigil. As they paid tribute to the victim, his killer continues to elude authorities.

Thirty-one-year-old Amanpreet Mander was gunned down outside the Wells Fargo bank on the corner of Eastern and Sunset in March.

Friday night in the very spot where Mander died, his friends and family held a candlelight vigil in his honor.

“I’m unlucky enough to lose my husband and fortunate enough to have all these people come and support me,” his widow Amandeep Kaur said.

Mander, a father of two young boys, was walking into the bank to make a large cash deposit for his convenience store. Before he could make it inside, an assailant shot him several times and robbed him. The suspect grabbed the cash, got in a getaway car, and left Mander to die.

Friends and family paid tribute to Mander Friday night. They hope to bring his killer to justice.

“Everyone came here – Black, White, Indian, Muslim, Christian – everyone turned out today to show their strength as a family, because this can happen to anyone,” said Mander’s friend Amar Chadha. “The reason we are coming is to hope – after all these prayers – and have justice to Amanpreet’s death.”

Police have made no arrests in the case. They did find the white getaway car a few blocks from the scene, but the shooter and driver are still on the loose. Family and friends of Mander say the surveillance camera near the ATM wasn’t working at the time of his shooting. That is also slowing the investigation.

A substantial reward – at least $12,000 – is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is funded by private money and Crime Stoppers.

If you have information about the case, please contact Crime Stoppers.

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