An engineer from Hyderabad died and his colleague from Warangal were wounded in a possible racial attack at a suburban Kansas City bar on Wednesday. Police charged a 51-year-old former US Navy veteran for the crime.
Here are five things to know about the attacker, curated from the Kansas City Star and KCTV5 news.
1.The alleged attacker, Adam Purinton, shouted “Get out of my country” before opening fire at the two Indian engineers.
2.He fled the bar on foot after the shooting and was enjoying a drink at a pub in a neighbouring county hours later, when he was picked up
3.Purinton attracted the barman’s attention in Applebee county when he said he needed to “unwind” because he had been “involved in a shooting”
4.Local residents told KCTV5 news Purinton lived alone and had been residing at the same address for almost 20 years.
5.His family members told KCTV5 news that Purinton was an alcoholic whose condition worsened when the navy veteran’s father died in October 2015.