• Hate crime possible motive in Port Orange shooting


    PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A gunman is still on the loose after investigators said he shot a Port Orange father in a possible hate crime.

    Police said 46-year-old Kanwaljit Singh was driving across the Port Orange Bridge on Saturday with his 13-year-old son when, investigators said, someone pulled up and shot him.

    Police said there was no confrontation, just gunfire.

    Bullets hit Singh's driver-side door. He pulled over on the side of the road and realized he had gunshot wounds to his thigh and lower back.

    His 13-year-old son wasn't hit.

    Singh is in serious condition at a local hospital, officials said.

    Investigators believe Singh might have been targeted because he wore a turban and had a beard as part of his Sikh religion.

    Singh’s family didn’t want to speak on camera, but they told Channel 9 they’re very sad over the whole ordeal.

    Port Orange police, with the help of the FBI, are searching hard for an older-model, black Ford F-150.

    “It surprised me about my neighbor, because it doesn't happen that close to home, but it didn't surprise me about the violence because it just happens every day,” said neighbor Robery Brooks.

    Brooks said he didn’t see much of Singh because Singh works a lot at a Daytona Beach convenience store.

    Investigators can't find a clear motive for the shooting other than Singh's Indian descent and Sikh religion.

    Police said the FBI is helping investigators process evidence, but so far, they haven't named a person of interest.

    The Sikh Society of Central Florida told Channel 9 they’re working with investigators.

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