Long Island Man Facing Hate Crime Charges In Shootings

Christopher Keller of Manorville is accused of terrorizing people based on his perception of their religion and sexual orientation.

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- A Long Island man is facing hate crime charges, accused of terrorizing people based on his perception of their religion and sexual orientation. Christopher Keller of Manorville appeared in a Suffolk County courtroom for arraignment.

Prosecutors say in November and December, Keller targeted one victim because that person was Jewish, and another because Keller thought that person was gay. But it's unclear why others were targeted.

TIMOTHY SINI: He shot a gun into establishments and residences throughout the county. He vandalized cars, and posted extremely disturbing messages on Instagram.

GLENN OBEDIN: This may have gone back and forth both ways. I think there's a lot more to this case than we heard today.

- No one was injured in the shootings. Keller faces up to seven years in prison if he's convicted.