IAGB Strongly Condemns Recent Shootings of Indian Americans
We are deeply distressed at the brutal shooting of young Indian engineers Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani on February 22, in Olathe, Kansas. Tragically, Srinivas was killed, Alok was injured and Ian Grillot was shot while heroically trying to intervene.

IAGB issued the following statement condemning the tragic event:
"The India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) strongly condemns the recent shooting incident that took place at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, in which one Indian American Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed and another Indian American Alok Madasani was injured in a potential hate crime. The gunman yelled 'get out of my country' before opening fire and later told witnesses that he had killed two Middle Eastern men. Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were both engineers who worked for Garmin’s global headquarters in Olathe. A 24-year old American Ian Grillot was also wounded and hospitalized after trying to intervene after he heard the gunman issue racist slurs.

“IAGB condemns this incident as well as any form of discrimination or racism against peace loving and law abiding Indian American community. We express our shock and solidarity with the victims and their families, particularly Ian Grillot, the brave heart who interjected and was injured. We call upon the concerned authorities to prosecute the perpetrator of this criminal act to the fullest and at the earliest, and assure the community that its interests will be protected against such racist elements and tendencies.”

Alarmingly, this heinous act was followed by another shooting on March 3. A Sikh Indian American, whose name was not disclosed, was shot in the arm and injured in Kent, WA, by a gunman expressing a similar sentiment, "go back to your own country." Police are searching for the gunman and investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime.

IAGB raises its voice, along with other progressive organizations in our diverse country, against hate of any community, regardless of its race, religion, ethnicity or color.