Last night around 8 PM, Kent Police responded to a report of an adult man being shot in the arm on Kent’s East Hill. It was a non-fatal shooting, and police are investigating.
The victim, a 39-year-old Sikh man, was working on his vehicle in his driveway when he was approached by an unknown man. There was an altercation, and the victim said the man said something to him to the effect that he should go back to his own country. The victim was then shot in the arm. The suspect is believed to be a 6-foot tall white male with a mask covering the lower half of his face. He has a stocky build and was dressed in dark clothing. The victim wishes to remain anonymous.
In a press release, Kent Police said the investigation is a top priority, and they have reached out to the FBI and other local enforcement agencies. Kent Police said there is no reason to believe there is an imminent threat, but they wanted to share this information with the community.
Chief Ken Thomas will share more information this morning, March 4, at 10 AM and the Kent Police Station (220 4th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032).
[Story edited 3/7/17, 4:12 PM to delete information about the afternoon peace rally.]