Kent police officials aided by FBI agents are currently investigating a possible hate crime which took place in a Seattle suburb on Friday, at approximately 8 pm. According to the authorities, a 39-year-old male of Indian descent was shot by a masked individual in front of his house. The victim was repairing his vehicle when the incident occurred.
Kent’s Police Department is now involved in the investigation of a case which seems to have been motivated by race. The victim is a 39-year-old Indian male, who was repairing his vehicle in front of his house.
According to the data gathered by the investigators, the incident occurred on Friday, at approximately 8 pm. The victim, whose name was not disclosed by Kent’s Police Department for safety reason, was about to complete repairs on his car when he saw a man approaching him.
According to the victim’s description, the man was well-built and was at least 6 feet tall. As the man drew closer, the victim observed that he was wearing a black mask, which covered the bottom part of his face, and that he was carrying a gun in one of his hands.
The victim also told the investigators that he didn’t speak to man prior to the incident. The individual just walked up to him, told the victim that he is unwelcome and should immediately go back to where he came from, and then opened fire.
Fortunately, the victim told the police that the attacker was a lousy shot, a fact confirmed by the ER medics who removed the slug from the man’s arm. When asked to describe the man, the victim said that he was definitely Caucasian, as the mask he was wearing only covered the bottom part of his face.
In order to expedite the investigation and to apprehend responsible for the recent hate crime, Kent’s Police Department asked the FBI for assistance.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Last week, in Lancaster, the owner of a Speedee Mart store, an individual originating from India, was found dead in his backyard. According to the coroner’s report, the man was shot multiple times from close range.
Meanwhile, the Kent authorities are questioning the victim in order to determine if he had any overt conflicts with someone prior to the incident. Furthermore, the police officers and FBI agents are trying to discover the identity of the assailant.
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