MAN OF SIKH HERITAGE TOLD TO ‘GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY’ PRIOR TO BEING SHOT

Seattle Times:
Kent police are looking for a gunman who allegedly walked onto a man’s driveway and shot him, saying “Go back to your own country.”

The victim, a 39-year-old Sikh man, was working on his vehicle in his driveway in Kent’s East Hill neighborhood about 8 p.m. Friday when he was approached by an unknown man, Kent police said, after talking with the victim.

An altercation followed, with the victim saying the suspect made statements to the effect of “Go back to your own country.” The victim was shot in the arm.

The victim described the shooter as a 6-foot-tall white man with a stocky build. He was wearing a mask covering the lower half of his face, the victim said.

Kent police say they’ve reached out to the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies.

“We’re early on in our investigation,” Kent police Chief Ken Thomas said Saturday morning. “We are treating this as a very serious incident.”

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