Indian Engineer shot dead in US; shooter screams ‘get out of my country’
An Indian engineer was shot dead while two others were injured in US after a local resident opened fire on them screaming ‘get out of my country’ in Kansas City on Wednessday.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla (32), who was working at GPS-maker Garmin headquarters in Olathe, was killed while another Indian man and his colleague Alok Madasani was critically injured after a 51-year-old opened fire on them screaming ‘get out of my country’. A local resident (Grillot) who tried to intervene also received injuries in the firing in Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, sources said.
The shooter, Adam Purinton, reportedly got into an argument with the victims in the terms of racism, and shouted ‘get out of my country’, ‘terrorist’ before shooting them. The shooter reportedly provoked them into argument asking their presence and work in his country, and how they are better than him.
According to police, Purinton left the bar after the argument and then returned with a gun and shot the three men while patrons were watching the University of Kansas-TCU basketball game on television in the bar.
The shooter was arrested on Thursday morning, five hours after the incident and charged with murder and attempted murder.