Olathe shooting: Murder charge after Indian man killed in bar

Police are investigating whether the fatal shooting of a man in the US state of Kansas was racially motivated.

Three men were wounded in the shooting at a bar in Olathe on Wednesday night and one of them later died.

A barman told local media a man used racial slurs before opening fire. Two of the victims, including the deceased, are Indian, the BBC has learned.

Adam Purinton, 51, has been charged with murder and the FBI is investigating motive.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died while his friend Alok Madasani, 32, remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The two men were engineers at Garmin and studied in India, according to their social media profiles.

The other injured man, Ian Grillot, 24, had apparently intervened to stop the violence, according to witnesses.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Oh, you meant East Indian in Kansas.

  • Ho Hum

    The media will use the actions of this idiot to bash President Trump.

  • Slickfoot

    Violence involving Indians in a bar in Kansas… you will forgive me for immediately thinking of Casino Indians when it turns out to be Curry Indians.