Shock and outrage over shooting of two Indian men in Kansas City

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old engineer at Global Positioning System device-maker Garmin, was killed. "The situation seems to be pretty bad after Trump took over as the U.S. President", Reddy said.

He was charged in Johnson County, Kansas, with one count of premeditated first degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first degree murder, Johnson County District Attorney Stephen Howe told a news conference.

Adam Purinton, 51, reportedly told the two Garmin engineers to "get out of my country" before he opened fire Wednesday night in the bar in Olathe. The Kansas City Star reported that Purinton told the restaurant's bartender that he needed a place to hide, saying he had killed two Middle Eastern men.

Hate crimes against Muslims in the USA shot up 67 percent in 2015 to their highest levels since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics released in 2016.

Kuchibhotla was an aviation engineer at Olathe-based technology company, Garmin.

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His colleague was also injured and Ian Grillot, a 24-year-old bystander was shot when he attempted to intervene and apprehend the shooter.

Kuchibhotla was from Hyderabad, he did his engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Institute and then Master's from University of Texas.

Flags at its office were at half-mast on Friday and later around 400 people attended a candlelight vigil at a church across from the bar.

"Our mission staff have met with Sunayna Kuchibhotla".

She remembered her husband as a hardworking and "lovable soul" and said: 'I need an answer from the government.What are they going to do to stop this hate crime?'

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Kuchibhotla hailed from Hyderabad while Madasani hails from Warangal town in Telangana.

More than $70,000 has also been raised for Mr Madsani, who has now been discharged from hospital. Ian Grillot, an American who tried to save the Indians, remained hospitalized in fair condition. "I request other parents to think twice before sending their children to the United States", he said.

"I thought his magazine was empty". "I got behind him and he turned around and fired a round at me". "You just can't help but your heart goes out to them, and it's such a sad story for the community but I just wanted to support and of course honor the lives and everybody involved", nearby business owner Amber McCracken said in a report in KSHB Kansas City.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer has dismissed any link between the killing and President Trump's policies, but others have taken a different view.

"Don't be shocked! Be angry!" Be angry! Trump is spreading hate. This is a hate crime!

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Suspect Adam Purinton is being held on a $2m bail and is due back in court on Monday. An FBI official said the agency is investigating with local police.


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