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Police, FBI seek tips, offer reward in shooting of Sikh man

  • This undated sketch provided by the Kent, Wash., Police Department shows a man they and the FBI are seeking the public's help in identifying. He's a suspect in the shooting of a Sikh man in suburban Seattle, who says the man shot him in the arm and told him to go back to his country. (Kent Police Department via AP)

    This undated sketch provided by the Kent, Wash., Police Department shows a man they and the FBI are seeking the public's help in identifying. He's a suspect in the shooting of a Sikh man in suburban Seattle, who says the man shot him in the arm and told him to go back to his country. (Kent Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vehicles sit parked Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the home and driveway where a Sikh man was shot in the arm Friday, March 3, 2017, in Kent, Wash. Authorities said a Sikh man said a gunman shot him in his arm Friday as he worked on his car in his driveway and told him "go back to your own country." Sikhs have previously been the target of assaults in the U.S. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, as the backlash that hit Muslims around the country expanded to include those of the Sikh faith. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Vehicles sit parked Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the home and driveway where a Sikh man was shot in the arm Friday, March 3, 2017, in Kent, Wash. Authorities said a Sikh man said a gunman shot him in his arm Friday as he worked on his car in his driveway and told him "go back to your own country." Sikhs have previously been the target of assaults in the U.S. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, as the backlash that hit Muslims around the country expanded to include those of the Sikh faith. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

Police in suburban Seattle and the FBI are asking for the public's help in the shooting of a Sikh man who says the gunman told him to go back to his country.

Authorities said Thursday that they're offering a $6,000 reward and have set up a phone line for tips: 253-856-5808. Police are investigating Friday's shooting as a hate crime. The victim was struck in the arm.

Kent Police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner says they haven't had reports of any similar incidents.

Police and the FBI haven't identified a suspect but describe him as a 6-foot-tall white man with a medium build, dark hoodie, dark clothing and a mask covering the lower part of his face.

A suspect sketch shows the man with thick, dark eyebrows and brown eyes.