In yet another hate crime in the United States, a 39 year old Sikh man was asked to “Go back to your own country” and was shot at while he was working on his car in his driveway in Kent, Washington. According to News Tribune, the victim was shot non-fatally and is expected to make a full recovery. Here’s there report regarding this incident:

A Kent man was shot in his driveway Friday night by a man who allegedly told him to “Go back to your own country,” Kent Police said Saturday morning.

The victim, a 39-year-old follower of the Sikh religion, was in his driveway working on his vehicle when he was approached by a man he did not know.

Some sort of altercation followed, during which the victim reported that the suspect made the “Go back” statement.

The victim was then shot in the arm.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall white man with a mask covering the lower half of his face. He had a stocky build and wore dark clothing.

The Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas made the following statement:

Yet another hate crime against an Indian in United States post Donald Trump becoming the President. A 39 year old Sikh man was asked to "Go back to your country" and shot at while he was in the driveway of his home, tending to his own car.

Posted by Alt News on Saturday, March 4, 2017

This is the third reported hate crime/assault against people of Indian origin in the US in the last fortnight. On February 22nd, a man called Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot and killed in a bar in Kansas by a navy veteran. The former Navy Seal had also asked Srinivas and his friend Alok Madasani to “Go back to your country” and shot at both of them. Alok Madasani survived the attack. Thereafter, a woman of Indian origin was verbally abused in a train in New York. Just yesterday, another man called Harnish Patel was shot and killed outside his house in Lancaster, South Carolina. However, in the case of Harnish Patel, the local police authorities have claimed that there was no evidence of it being a hate crime as yet and that the investigations are on.

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