Media: a veteran of the U.S. army shot Indians in the bar
One person was killed and two wounded.
NEW DELHI, February 24. /Offset. TASS Evgenie Pahomov/. A veteran of the us marine corps, shouting racist slogans and opened fire in a bar in the group of immigrants from India, one of whom died. As reported by the electronic version of the newspaper Times of India, the incident occurred in the city of Plains, Kansas.
According to the publication, the visitor of the bar shouting “get out of my country!” began to fire a gun by sitting next to Indians
32-year-old aeronautical engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla from the Indian city of Hyderabad, was killed on the spot. Two people were injured and taken to hospital.
The shooter was 51-year-old veteran of the U.S. marine corps Adam Purinton, he was detained. “It was a tragic and senseless act of violence,” — leads edition of the words of the chief of police of the city Stephen Menka.
How, in turn, informs television channel NDYV, Purinton constantly shouted racial slurs at the address sitting in the bar of the Indians. According to witnesses, he called the Indians came from the Middle East. Maybe he confused them with the Arabs.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj said that shocked occurred. “I am shocked by a shooting incident in Kansas in which he was killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla. My sincere condolences to his family,” said the foreign Minister on his page on the microblogging network Twitter.
I am shocked at the shooting incident in Kansas in which Srinivas Kuchibhotla has been killed. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 24, 2017
According to various sources, in the United States is home to about 5 million immigrants from India. According to media reports, this is not the first racist attack on Indians in the country. In 2012, radically minded veteran of the us army Paige opened fire in Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Wisconsin, killing six and injuring four others.