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August 27, 2015

Police: Car of Temple Law grad found dead had 'substantial amount of marijuana' inside

Shazim Uppal, 27, was found dead in his car on the night of August 24

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Police in New Castle County revealed Thursday night that the car in which Temple University law graduate Shazim Uppal was found dead carried a substantial amount of marijuana in it, suggesting it was likely a targeted attack.

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Uppal, 27, was found inside his car Monday night in Hockessin, Delaware, in a parking lot on the same block of St. Clair Drive where he lived. Police said he died from gunshot wounds sustained to his upper torso and was last seen driving a 2007 black Audi A8 between 10-11 p.m. Sunday night.

According to NBC 10, detectives found the marijuana inside the car and indicated that it belonged to Uppal.

A funeral and burial service was held for Uppal was held Wednesday and the mosque to which he belonged, Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam in Newark, expressed condolences for his loss.

Uppal graduated from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in July.

An investigation of the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information on Uppal's death is asked to call the New Castle County Police's Criminal Investigations Unit at 302-395- 8110 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.