Female Ice Cream Truck Driver Shot In Bay Area

Amarjit Kaur, 39, was critically shot on Wednesday afternoon in Vallejo, California as she sold ice cream out of an ice cream truck near a school. The Bay Area television news reported last night that police believe the reason for the shooting was two fold. First it was a robbery by a 15-year male. Secondly, Kaur’s inability to understand that the English-speaking 15-year old was asking for money caused him to shoot her out of frustration and anger.

As a widowed mother of three and a recent immigrant to the United States, Kaur’s case highlights the struggle that immigrant woman go through to support their families. Her strength to sell ice cream out of a truck while not completely understanding English shows perseverance during adversity but also highlights the risk new immigrants take to build lives for themselves and their families in the United States.

You would imagine that selling ice cream to primarily children would not be high risk. However, Harish Joshi reported that he was held-up twice while operating an ice cream truck in Richmond (California Bay Area).

Kuldeep Malhan, Kaur’s brother-in-law said a fund has been set-up to help support the family at Bank of America, account No. 488019845001. Please donate to help with Kaur’s medical bills and other living expenses while she is unable to work because of her injuries.


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11 Responses to “Female Ice Cream Truck Driver Shot In Bay Area”

  1. Amit Singh says:

    This is horrible. May waheguru bless and help Amarjeet and her family.

  2. Amit Singh says:

    This is horrible. May waheguru bless and help Amarjeet and her family.

  3. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14340

    Vallejo police have arrested a 14-year-old boy they believe was an accomplice to Wednesday's brazen daytime shooting of an ice cream vendor, a department spokesman said today.

  4. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/loc

    Police have arrested the teenager they believe shot and wounded an ice cream lady in Vallejo last Wednesday.

  5. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/loc

    Police have arrested the teenager they believe shot and wounded an ice cream lady in Vallejo last Wednesday.

  6. Phulkari says:

    DJ Drrrty Poonjabi-Thank you for posting the updates!

  7. Phulkari says:

    DJ Drrrty Poonjabi-Thank you for posting the updates!

  8. Phulkari – No problem, that was the easy part. The difficultly now lies in mobilizing the community to come out and support her and her family.

  9. Phulkari – No problem, that was the easy part. The difficultly now lies in mobilizing the community to come out and support her and her family.

  10. that was a sad news and i feel sorry for the woman. i hope that she will recover soon.
    i just wonder why this kid have a gun with him, i mean he's just a minor right?