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Kansas Suspect Allegedly Bragged About Shooting ‘Iranians’

A Kansas man who allegedly shot two Indian men and one bystander last week bragged of shooting “Iranians,” the Associated Press reported on Monday. Adam Purinton of Olathe, Kansas allegedly opened fire on the two Indian men after shouting "get out of my country,” and injured a white male who attempted to intervene. Purinton then drove to a Applebee’s in Missouri and told the bartender that he needed a place to hide. “He asked if he could stay with me and my husband, and he wouldn’t tell me what he did. I kept asking him, and he said that he would tell me if I agreed to let him stay with me,” the bartender told the AP. “Well, I finally got him to tell me and he said, like, that he shot and killed two Iranian people in Olathe.” Two of the shooting victims survived the shooting, while Srinivas Kuchibhotla died. Purington is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder. The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime. The White House has rejected any link between President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and the shootings.