Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has condemned the shooting that occurred earlier this month at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas that killed one Indian man and wounded another. In a statement she told reporters the shooting appears to be “an act of racially motivated hatred.” The statement comes as more and more people, including a man who was shot while attempting to intervene in the shooting, call on Donald Trump to address hate throughout the nation and personally condemn the shooting.
The suspect, Adam Purinton, is facing one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder. He is believed to have thought the two men he shot “were Iranians” and told them to “get out of my country” before opening fire. The FBI is probing the incident to determine if the shooting will be charged as a hate crime.