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Police were called to the parking lot of Genesis Healthcare on the 100 block of St. Claire Drive in Hockessin around 7 p.m. The caller told police a 2007 black Audi A8 was sitting in the parking lot for an unusually long time. Responding police officers found the body of a man, later identified as 27-year-old Shazim Uppal of Hockessin, in the driver’s seat.
Investigators determined Uppal died from gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Police also said he was last seen driving the Audi in the Pine Creek area Sunday between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Uppal had just graduated from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in July, according to a school spokesperson.
Uppal also attended Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam, a mosque located in Newark, Delaware. Members of the mosque expressed their condolences on the official Facebook page.
Salatul Janazah, an Islamic funeral prayer, will be held for Uppal Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. at Masjid Ibrahim on 28 Salem Church Road, Newark, Delaware. The prayer will be followed by a burial at Philadelphia Memorial Park on 124 Phoenixville Pike in Frazer, Pennsylvania.
After the burial, a Dua will take place at Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam on 698 Old Baltimore Pike in Newark, Delaware between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Police continue to investigate. If you have any information, please call the New Castle County Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 395-8110.