- Jul 8, 2000
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Witnesses say man shouted "get out of my country" before killing one man and injuring two at Kansas bar. <a href="https://t.co/u8Tl7zhloq">https://t.co/u8Tl7zhloq</a></p>— The Associated Press (@AP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AP/status/834893148853788673">February 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder.
Authorities repeatedly declined at a news conference to say whether the shooting was a hate crime although local police said they were working with the FBI to investigate the case.
A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, said that Adam Purinton used "racial slurs" before he started shooting on Wednesday night as patrons were watching the University of Kansas-TCU basketball game on television.
Yes, you better believe this is Political debate worthy. The tone in our country is being set and crazy people like this man are taking it to heart. Yes, 2 of the victims are of middle eastern descent, the third, white.