“It was towards us”: Austins shooting victim says he knew gunman was looking for him

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OLATHE, Kan. -- One of the three men shot at an Olathe bar and grill last week says when the gunman returned that night he knew he was looking for him.

Alok Madasani recently shared his recollection of the tragic shooting that occurred last Wednesday.

Adam Purinton

Adam Purinton

"Somebody says 'he is back with a gun.' It's him," Madasani recalls. "There's nobody else. Why would somebody else come back with a gun? And the concentration of the sound, the way the bullets were popping, it was towards us. We could feel that. We could feel the sound so close to you."

Police say the gunman Madasani refers to is Adam Purinton. Prosecutors say Purinton shot three men that night. Wounding Madasani, killing Srinivas Kuchibholta and Grillot, who tied to stop him.

Grillot was released from the hospital Wednesday and stopped by Austins for closure. He also says he wanted to say thank you to the man who helped save his life.

Victims shot at Austins Bar & Grill on February 22: Srinivas Kuchibhotla – Alok Madasani – Ian Grillot. Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed.

Victims shot at Austins Bar & Grill on February 22: Srinivas Kuchibhotla – Alok Madasani – Ian Grillot.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed.

The FBI announcing Tuesday afternoon that the agency is investigating the shooting at Austins Bar and Grill as a hate crime.

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