FBI investigating Kansas triple shooting that killed 1 as a hate crime

The triple shooting at a Kansas bar that killed a man who immigrated to the U.S. from India is being investigated as a hate crime, the FBI announced today.

On Feb. 22, police in Olathe responded to a 911 call of shots fired at Austin’s Bar and Grill, located about 20 miles southwest of Kansas City, authorities said.

The shooting killed 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured Alok Madasani, 32, and Ian Grillot, 24.

Kuchibhotla died after he was taken to a local hospital, authorities said.

Adam W. Purington was arrested in the early morning hours on Thursday in Clinton, Missouri, and was being held on $2 million bond. He waived extradition and was transported back to Olathe on Friday.

Purington has been charged with one count of premeditated murder and two counts of premeditated attempted murder, according to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.

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