A hate crime involves a crime based on bias against specific groups like race, gender, people with disabilities, etc.. What we know is this shooter entered certain businesses he didn’t like and shot whomever he could according to reports. I think we can conclude there more women in these businesses to shoot at. I am not a lawyer nor do I have all the facts about the crimes to make conclusions about whether it was a hate crime or not. Over the next several months the courts will decide whether these were crimes were hate crimes.