>> A suspect is still at large Sunday, two days after shooting a Sikh man in Kent, Washington. Police calling on the FBI to help investigate the incident as a hate crime.>> To think that this could happen in our community was very surprising and extremely disappointing.>> The Sikh man, identified as 39-year-old Deep Rai, a US citizen from India, according to the New York Times, was shot and wounded Friday night in the city of Kent, 15 miles from Seattle.
He has since been released from the hospital. The attacker approached the victim in his driveway while he was working on his car and told him to leave the country. Susan Levi lives in the home where the victim was shot. And said Rai, her landlord, showed her his injured arm.
>> Somebody shot him and ran away. He told them that the guy told him to go back home.>> Sikh community members stood behind the chief of police as he described the shooting.>> This is the first incident, of this magnitude, that I'm aware of in the city of Kent.
>> A resident of Kent for 20 years, Amarjit Singh, says this could have happened to anyone in his community.>> All they see is a person with a turban, right? So it could easily have been me.>> The incident follows a number of other attacks on Sikhs in the US, over a period of more than a decade.
It also comes just a week and a half after two Indian immigrants were shot in a bar in Kansas, killing one of the men.