He travelled all the way from Kedah in the north to Johor Baru in the south to attend prayers for a gangster who was shot dead.
But Mr K Anand, a 29-year-old businessman, was himself shot by a man on a motorcycle, The Star reported.
The incident happened about 10m from the dead gangster's home in Johor Baru.
The prayers were held to commemorate the 16th day of the death of D Selvam, 35, known as Teratai Boy Johor, who was shot dead in Malacca on Sept 12.
The killed businessman was in a car with another man when two men on a motorcycle came up to their car. One of them fired at least four shots.
Mr Anand, who was driving, died on the spot while the other man managed to escape.
About a dozen people who were taking part in the prayers rushed over after hearing the gunshots.
Mr Anand did not have any criminal record, the report said.
His uncle, who wanted to be known only as Rajan, said that the victim was going to get married in two months' time.
He claimed his nephew was a victim of mistaken identity as he hardly knew Selvam, but was accompanying a friend.
Said the uncle: "I don't know his friend, but I have heard that he is a wanted man."
Sri Alam Superintendent Roslan Zainuddin confirmed the case but declined to provide details on the investigations.
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