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2nd Sikh man dies after attack in Northern Calif.

An elderly Sikh man has died more than a month after a shooting that police in Northern California are investigating as a possible hate crime.

An elderly Sikh man has died more than a month after a shooting that police in Northern California are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Gurmej Atwal (guhr-MAYJ' AHT'-wal), who was 78, had been on a ventilator and unable to talk since the March 4 shooting in the Sacramento suburb of Elk Grove. His son, Kamaljit (KAH'-muhl-jeet) Atwal, confirmed in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he died Friday.

The elder Atwal and his friend, Surinder Singh, were gunned down during an afternoon walk. Singh died at the scene.

Police say they have no suspects and few clues. But they have said the men might have been targeted because they wore turbans, which often are confused with the head coverings of Muslims.

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