08:23 Sikh man shot at in US, attacker allegedly shouted ‘go back to your country’: A 39-year-old Sikh man in the United States has been injured when an unidentified person shot him outside his home and allegedly shouted “go back to your own country.”
The Sikh man was working on his vehicle outside his home in the city of Kent in Washington on Friday when he was approached by a stranger, who walked up to the driveway, the Seattle Times reported.
Kent police said an argument broke out between the two men, with the victim saying the suspect made statements to the effect of “go back to your own country.” The unidentified man then shot him in the arm.
The incident is the latest in a series of troubling cases where members of the Indian community have been targeted in apparent hate crimes.
On Thursday, Indian-origin convenience store owner Harnish Patel, 43, of Lancaster in South Carolina was found dead of gun shot wounds in his yard.
It also comes close on the heels of the tragic shooting in Kansas last month of 32-year old Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed when 51-year old US Navy veteran Adam Purinton opened fire at him and his friend Alok Madasani before yelling “get out of my country.”