US condemns attack on Sikh man

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The US embassy here on Sunday condemned the attack on a Sikh man who was injured in firing by a gunman in Washington.

“Saddened by the shooting in Washington. Wishes for quick and full recovery. As @POTUS (President of the US) said, we condemn ‘hate and evil in all its forms’,” MaryKay Loss Carlson, Chargé d’Affaires at US Embassy, tweeted.

The 39-year-old Sikh, who was hit in the arm, survived the Friday night attack, the third shooting of an Indian-origin man in the last 10 days.

The victim, who has not been named, was working on his car in front of his house in Kent city of Washington state when the gunman described as white, opened fire at him, the police said.

On Thursday night, Indian-origin businessman Harnish Patel was shot dead outside his home at Lancaster in South Carolina.

The incident happened after Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead at a bar in Kansas city on February 22.

–IANS

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