Incident Summary:

"03/03/2017: An assailant in a mask shouted "Go back to your country" and opened fire on a Sikh civilian outside his home in Kent, Washington, United States. The civilian was injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack."



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in East Hill neighborhood.

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 Sikh Civilian: Deep Rai
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"U.S. assures India of speedy justice," The Hindu, March 6, 2017."
"Sikh shot in Seattle draws international sympathy; Rash of hate-driven incidents has taken place across USA," USA Today, March 6, 2017."
"Gov. Inslee Issues Statement on Apparent Hate Crime Shooting in Kent," Targeted News Service, March 5, 2017."