According to NBC News, Mukhtar Ahmed, 41, had just dropped off his teenage daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his vehicle on Thursday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The alleged shooter, Christopher L. McCullum, was found three hours later, arrested, and charged with murder.Local police said there was no indication of a business dispute or apparent connection between the individuals, and the incident only appeared to be "some sort of road rage incident".
Mukhtar Ahmed was described as a 41-year-old man originally from Pakistan who had been living in the United States for many years, married with three young children, and working with his brother in a grocery retail business.
Khalid Kahloon, Ahmed's family attorney, told NBC News: 'As an Asian-American Muslim community living in America at this time, the community is very sensitive and apprehensive.This is a source of great discomfort to the community as to why a member would be murdered in this way.
'We cannot say it is for certain about race, but deep down in our hearts we cannot say that it was just another senseless murder on the American highway.'