Incident Summary:

"02/22/2017: An assailant opened fire on two Indian civilians at a bar in Olathe, Kansas, United States. Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed and Alok Madasani was injured in the attack. In addition, Ian Grillot, a United States citizen, was shot and injured when he tried to intervene. Adam W. Purinton, a white extremist, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that he had killed "two Middle Eastern persons." Moreover, prior to the attack Purinton screamed "get out of my country" at the victims."

GTD ID:
201702220017

When:
2017-02-22

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kansas

City:
Olathe

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Indian Civilians: Srinivas Kuchibhotla, Alok Madasani,
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A handgun was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas," Times of India, February 24, 2017."
"Indian man killed, another wounded in suspected Kansas hate crime," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, February 24, 2017."
"Suspect apparently thought he shot 'Iranian people' in Kansas bar attack that killed Indian man," Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2017."