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
"Gov. Inslee Issues Statement on Apparent Hate Crime Shooting in Kent," Targeted News Service, March 5, 2017."
"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."