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
"Gay couple targeted with hate crime at south Kansas City home," KSHB 41 Kansas City, January 22, 2017."
"Kansas City man traumatized after vandals write gay slur on his car, hold gun to his head," Fox 4 Kansas City, January 23, 2017."