Kuldip Singh Biography – Wiki
Kuldip Singh was a New York City Uber driver who died just three days after a stray bullet struck him in the head with a stray bullet allegedly fired by a 15-year-old during a shooting in Harlem.
Singh, who came to the United States in 2018, had worked for Uber for two months before he was shot in the back of the neck.
His Toyota continued down the street as he lay mortally wounded inside, only coming to a stop after it crashed into another vehicle that was double-parked nearby.
The young Uber driver was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside where he remained in critical condition.
Singh was operated on on Tuesday, but the bullet could not be removed. He later died having lost most of his brain functions.
“Kuldip, when he was a kid, was a great kid,” his father, Prittal Singh, told The Daily News. “I never had a problem with him.”
Uber spokeswoman Carly DeBeikes said: “Our hearts go out to the driver, his passengers, and his loved ones after this horrible and senseless act of violence.”
Kuldip Singh has died at the age of 21-years-old.
Cause of Death
A New York Uber driver has died just three days after he was hit in the head by a stray bullet allegedly fired by a 15-year-old during a Harlem shooting.
Kuldip Singh, 21, died Tuesday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, police confirmed Wednesday.
Singh was in his vehicle Saturday night when he was caught in the crossfire at the corner of 131st Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem around 9:45 p.m.
Police believe a 15-year-old boy fired the shot that hit Singh.
The teenager, whose name has not been released, was hit in the abdomen and left thigh in the exchange of shots, police sources reported.
He allegedly had drugs when he was arrested, but as of Wednesday, no charges have been filed in the case.
He is being held at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he is in stable condition, sources said.
Singh had a mother and his son in his vehicle at the time.
An Uber spokeswoman said Wednesday that the ride-sharing company had reached out to both Singh’s family and passengers.
“Our hearts go out to Mr. Singh, his passenger, and his loved ones after this horrible and senseless act of violence,” the company said in a statement.
Singh was rushed to Mount Sinai Morningside after he was shot in the back of the head and crashed into a car double-parked on the street.
The 15-year-old suspect was also taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia but was found in stable condition.
However, no charges were brought against the suspect.
Video footage captured the Harlem shooting Saturday that occurred around 9.45 p.m.
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The footage begins with two figures approaching the silver car, which was parked in the middle of the street, with the right rear door open.
A woman is seen smoking a cigarette near the trunk of the car with a man standing in front of the passenger door.
One of the figures, the 15-year-old suspect in the white hoodie, falls to the ground after being shot from the driver’s seat of the silver vehicle.
No Arrest Have Been Made
Currently, no arrests have been made as a result of the shooting, but police are investigating the incident to identify the five people who were at the scene.
Police are also searching for the weapon used during the shooting after the young suspect fled the scene without it.
The weapon was reportedly found and taken by two bystanders at random, according to law enforcement sources.
CompStat records from the NYPD show that there has actually been a 38.3 percent drop in shooting victims from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, compared to the same period last year, and nearly 35 percent of shooting incidents citywide.
According to the New York Police Department, there has been a 3.8% increase in shooting incidents with 1,086 in this year compared to 1,046 in 2020.
The number of shooting victims has also risen 1.7% to 1,305 this year and 1,283 in 2020.