The boys’ father, identified as 49-year-old Abbas Lodhi, was also found dead of a gunshot wound inside the car Thursday morning in Pleasant Valley, police say. A shotgun was recovered at one of the scenes.
The children were identified as 9-year-old Zain Lodhi and 13-year-old Mujtaba Lodhi.
Police are searching for the mother of two boys who were found shot dead, one inside their home and the other inside a car parked at an A&P supermarket in upstate New York, concerned that she may be injured and in need of medical attention.
“Sarwat Lodhi (mother) is still missing and she can be injured” police informed.
The motive behind the killing is still unknown but the confirm report says that Pakistani family has targeted by yet unknown person with the bullets.
Although, Officials did not elaborate on their theory as to what happened, or how the mother was injured. No one has been arrested in the killing and an investigation is ongoing.
Police emphasized there is no threat to local residents as the search for 43-year-old Sarwat Lodhi continues, calling the killings a “family tragedy.”
Michael Piccione, whose son was a close friend of Zain, said the boy was “always a peacemaker. He was always the one who never wanted anyone to fight.”
“The most important thing right now is for our community to come together and work through this tragedy.”