Incident Summary:

01/20/2017: Assailants threatened a gay civilian with a gun and punched him outside his home in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. The civilian, identified as Gyo, was injured in the assault. The assailants also spray-painted homophobic slurs on the victim's vehicle during the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Kansas City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description LGBTQ Civilian: Gyo
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-LGBT extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kansas City man traumatized after vandals write gay slur on his car, hold gun to his head," Fox 4 Kansas City, January 23, 2017."
"Gay couple targeted with hate crime at south Kansas City home," KSHB 41 Kansas City, January 22, 2017."