Kansas shooting: Alok's kin glad he survived
Hyderabad: Madasani Jaganmohan Reddy, father of Madasani Alok Reddy who was injured in the Kansas shooting, is deeply upset over the incident in Kansas, and said he and his wife would as soon as possible visit their son there.
The family has been informed that on Wednesday evening, Alok was with his friend Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a bar at Olathe when American Purinton started hurling hate words at them. The bartender asked the man to leave the place. He went out, but came back with a gun and shouted at the two Indians, “Get out of my country,” and then started shooting. Alok had a narrow escape with a thigh wound, but Srinivas was shot fatally. Another American, Ian Grillot, 24, has intervened in a bid to stop Purinton, was injured, the family here has been told.
Alok’s father, Mr. Reddy said his son went to the US for studies in 2006 and started working there from 2008. He had tried to visit his son a couple of times but could not make it because of his work commitments. He and his wife will now fly to the US and meet his son, he said.