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3 dead, 1 in critical condition after shootings at Jewish Community Center, Village Shalom
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.
Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly says two people died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus and one was killed at Village Shalom, which is a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center.
Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody. KSHB in Kansas City is reporting that the man was heard yelling "heil Hitler" as hew as taken into custody.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park posted on its Facebook page that a "shooting incident" happened near its White Theater entrance and the building is on lockdown.
Overland Park Medical Center spokeswoman Christine Hamele says a 15-year-old boy who was brought from the scene of the Jewish Community Center is in critical condition.
There is a heavy police presence at the campus, which spans several acres in an affluent area of Johnson County, Kan. The entrance to the campus is blocked off.
Auditions for the KC SuperStar competition were scheduled to be held Sunday at the Jewish Community Center. On Sunday afternoon, the website for KC SuperStar, which is a singing competition for high school students, said the auditions were cancelled.
Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks at Jewish centers
Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks at Jewish centers Associated Press -
Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park, Kan. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, Cross founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was its "grand dragon" in the 1980s. The Army veteran and retired truck driver later founded another white supremacist group, the White Patriot Party. He also was the subject of a nationwide manhunt in 1987 for violating the terms of his bond while appealing a North Carolina conviction for operating a paramilitary camp.