Investigators were called to The Marketplace convenience store at 6811 Walmsley Boulevard at around 10:30 Monday night. When they arrived, they found Patel unconscious.
Patel was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.
According to communication over the scanner between first responders, a customer called 911 after she walked into the store and found Patel lying on the ground, groaning.
Police have not yet discussed a possible suspect or motive in this fatal shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.