In a suspected hate crime incident, A 39-year-old Sikh man, Deep Rai was shot and wounded outside his house by a partially – masked gunman who shouted “go back to your own country”. Deep was working on his vehicle outside his home in Kent, Washington when the stranger approached. While the Kent police said that the Sikh man sustained “non life-threatening injuries”, there have been several cases in the past when Sikhs, who have often been the targets of hate crimes in the US, have even lost their lives.