Two of 3 shooting victims at Olathe bar worked for Garmin
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 24, 2017,
Feb 24, 2017, 13:16
"'I heard about the Kansas shooting in the news, but I did not expect the person who was killed to be my own brother", wept Srinivas' another cousin KS Sastry. She said that all the arrangements will be made to bring his mortal remains to his native city Hyderabad.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer at Garmin, was killed.
The Indian Embassy has swung into action and two senior officials of the Indian Consulate in Houston have been sent to Kansas to assist the victims' families. She also spoke to the Indian ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna regarding the case. Alok Madasani, 32 and Ian Grillot, 24, were both injured but are reportedly in a stable condition. "I have assured all help and assistance to the family".
Kansas City area authorities have arrested a man wanted for a shooting at an Olathe, Kan. bar that killed one man and injured two others.
Before shooting, Adam apparently yelled, "Get out of my country". The shooter reportedly provoked them into argument asking their presence and work in his country, and how they are better than him.
The FBI got involved after witnesses and victims' family members claimed suspect Adam Purinton used racial slurs before shooting two men believed to be from India. Purinton was charged Thursday with first-degree premeditated murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. The local police called it a possible hate crime.
"It was a tragic and senseless act of violence", Olathe Police Chief Steven Menke told reporters.
Kansas City Star reported that Grillot, was a 2010 graduate from Olathe North High School, who was a regular to the bar, and had come in on Thursday night to watch the basketball game.
Law enforcement officials said they were still in the early stages of investigating the crime, and could provide few details to confirm witness reports of the incident.
Talking to the media, the man said US newly-elected president Donald Trump is the primary reason behind the hate crime that took place at a bar in Kansas, US. "My hearfelt condolences to bereaved family", Ms. Swaraj said on Twitter.
"I'm incredibly grateful that one of the gentlemen was saved", Ian said in a video recorded at his hospital bed.
According to Daily Mail, the deceased Kuchibhotla had a Master's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from University of Texas, El Paso and in 2014 was picked by Garmin International to look after the company's chopper programs.