ATLANTA - The second victim in a homicide case in Atlanta has died as a result of his injuries from being shot in the head outside a store on Westview Drive, according to police.
Rizanul Islam, 20, died Thursday. He along with a young father, Saiful Islam Bhuyia, 36, were gunned down outside of Bhuyia's southwest Atlanta store. Investigators said both the men were shot in the head while inside their car. Investigators said it happened Sunday at around 11 p.m. outside Southern Grocery on Westview Drive in southwest Atlanta right after the men had closed up the shop.
Detectives said Saiful was killed on Sunday and Islam spent most of the week in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, before being pronounced dead Thursday.
“We want to make sure the suspect get arrested so these things never happen to other families,” said Saiful’s nephew, Abdullah Mamun.
Thursday, Atlanta Police released video they hope will lead to arrests. Police said the surveillance video shows two armed suspects get out of a white sedan, possibly a Hyundai Sonata. Investigators said they ran over to Saiful’s car and opened fire as he tried to drive off. Police believe nothing was taken and they do not have a motive.
“It appears that the suspects were very familiar with the daily comings and goings of the victim,” said Atlanta Police Captain Reginald Moorman.
Saiful’s customers watched the surveillance video in horror. They said Saiful was a nice, well-respected man.
“The last thing that he said to me was ‘Have a safe trip, Mami, I’ll see you when you get back,’” said Karen Willingham.
Residents in the neighborhood said this is not the first time something like this happens. They told FOX 5’s Nathalie Pozo that the previous store owner was also murdered seven years ago.
Saiful’s family is pleading for anyone who may know something, to come forward.
“My most humble request to everyone, that make sure they get caught, they are arrested and they should be punished according to the law,” said Mamun.
Investigators ask anyone with information to call the Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers. 404-577-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and there is a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.