FBI Investigates Shooting of Fourth Indian in 2 Weeks As Possible Hate Crime
By Steve Neavling
The FBI has joined the investigation into the whereabouts and identity of an attacker who shot a Sikh man after telling him to “go back to your own country” in Kent, Washington.
The victim, Deep Rai, is a U.S. national of Indian origin, Al Jazeera reports.
In a separate incident on Feb. 22, a gunman shot two Indians in a Kansas City bar after the shooter reportedly yelled, “Get out of my country.” A few days later, a 43-year-old man of Indian origin was shot dead outside of his home in South Carolina.
Rai, the latest victim, told authorizes that he was approached while he worked on his car in his driveway and was shot by a man described as 6 feet tall and stocky build,
In a statement, the FBI said it’s “committed to investigating crimes that are potentially hate-motivated.”
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