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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:26 PM

Sikh shot dead in US in suspected hate crime

Source: Deccan Herald

Sikh shot dead in US in suspected hate crime
Washington, Feb 26, 2013, PTI:

In an apparent hate crime incident in the US, a Sikh man was shot at several times by truck-borne unidentified gunmen in Florida.

Kanwaljit Singh, 46, was attacked by the truck-borne assailants near Daytona Beach on
Saturday night. He was later admitted to a hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
Kanwaljit, who was accompanied by his son, received multiple bullet injuries in his thigh and torso, officials said. His son managed to escape unhurt.

“Although no clear motive (behind the attack) has been established, initial indications are this shooting was not a random act. There was no previous confrontation between occupants of either vehicle,” Wayne Miller, Port Orange’s Assistant Chief of Police, was quoted as saying by local daily Daytona Beach News Journal.


Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/315150/sikh-shot-dead-us-suspected.html

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Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
jpak Feb 2013 #1
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #2
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #4
a2liberal Feb 2013 #5
cosmicone Feb 2013 #7
Riley18 Feb 2013 #3
davidpdx Feb 2013 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:29 PM

1. Them good ol' boyz wuz just a'standin' they's ground agin terrorisms

That's what the Second Amendment wuz for...

yup

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:37 PM

2. I think the 'dead' in the title is incorrect

Notice the Deccan Herald piece says in its body "a hospital where he is undergoing treatment"; and the very recent local report says "Singh regained consciousness on Sunday and has been speaking with family and friends. He is still in the intensive care unit at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach" .

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:01 PM

4. That's some major league editorial fail. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:38 PM

5. Agreed

As a Sikh myself I was confused by the headline because I'd think I would have heard about it through other community channels first if he died after at first seeming to be recovering.

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Response to a2liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:58 AM

7. Could be the beginning of a new sardar joke...

"He regained consciousness but is still officially dead."

I am glad he is doing well and not dead. My best wishes to him and his family.

I hope they catch the person/people who did this and throw the book at them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:47 PM

3. The local news reported he was shot on

the Dunlawton Bridge headed to beachside. It happened on the Saturday night before the Daytona 500 so it is possible that it was not a local who shot him. There were many tourists in town, and some of them would make the Walmart People Top 10.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:25 AM

6. I hope they catch the vile thug

3:1 odds alcohol was involved, 5:1 the perpetrator was a redneck.

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