Early reports of Kansas shooting are disturbing, says White House
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that "early reports coming from Kansas are equally disturbing�.
The Kansas shooting incident, in which an Indian engineer was killed and another injured in an apparent hate crime, has been condemned by the White House and said that the early reports of the incident were "disturbing".
According to a report in Press Trust of India, the official residence of the U.S. President has also condemned the alleged hate crimes against the Jewish community in the US.
In his daily news conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that "early reports coming from Kansas are equally disturbing”.
A U.S. navy veteran shouting racial slurs shot dead Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured Alok Madasani. The shooter had told them “get out of his country.”
During the shootout, a 24-year-old American named Ian Grillot tried to intervene and received injuries in the firing in Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas.
During his briefing, Spicer also condemned the alleged hate crimes against the Jewish community and asserted that there is no space for violence based on religion and ethnicity.
“From our country’s founding, we’ve been dedicated to protecting the freedom of our citizens’ rights to worship. No one in America should feel afraid to follow the religion of their choosing freely and openly. The President has dedicated to preserving this originating principle of our nation,” Spicer said.
“And while we’re at it, I don’t want to get ahead of law enforcement, but I was asked the other day about the story in Kansas, the shooting in Kansas. While the story is evolving, early reports out of Kansas are equally disturbing,” the White House Press Secretary said.
Spicer said Trump continues to be deeply disappointed and concerned by the reports of further vandalism at Jewish cemeteries.
“The cowardly destruction in Philadelphia this weekend comes on top of similar accounts from Missouri and threats made to Jewish community centers around the country. The president continues to condemn these and any other form of anti-semitic and hateful acts in the strongest terms,” he added.