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Kansas man indicted on hate crime charges in shooting of Indian immigrants

Adam W Purinton kicked out of a bar in after patrons complained that he leveled ethnic slurs

Matt Stevens | NYT 

A white man accused of opening fire on two Indian immigrants at a Kansas bar in February in a shooting that heightened international concern about American hostility toward foreigners has been indicted on federal hate crime charges, the Justice Department announced Friday. Adam W Purinton was kicked out of a bar in Olathe, Kan., on Feb 22 after patrons complained that he had leveled ethnic slurs at the two men and questioned their immigration status. But Purinton, 52, soon returned to Austins Bar with a semiautomatic pistol and shot the men, killing one and injuring the other, the ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 15:01 IST