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Three Killed In Jewish Center Shootings In Kansas City

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/14/2014

A community outside Kansas City is rattled after a deadly shooting spree. Police say Frazier Glenn Cross, drove to a Jewish Community Center in Overland, Park, Kansas, began asking people if they were Jewish and opened fire with a shotgun. He killed three people, including a doctor and his 14-year-old grandson. Nick Valencia has the latest. Three people are dead after shots were fired at two Jewish facilities just south of Kansas City. "There were no other words to describe it, just panic," said one man. Police say a man in his 70's is in custody. CNN's affiliate KMBC captured this video of police cuffing a man at the scene and shouting from the car. "The suspect in the back of the car made several statements," says Chief John Douglas of the Overland Park Police Dept. "We are sifting through and vetting those for accuracy, number one, and number two we're looking at them for their evidentiary value. It's too early to tell you what he may or may not have said. But we're trying to determine what that was at this time." At a press conference police said they were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime, but are not ruling anything out. In an interview with CNN, a rabbi with the Overland Park Police Department said the alleged shooter was clear about who he wanted to shoot. "He's apparently an older gentleman and was asking people before he shot if they were Jewish or not," said Rabbi Herbert Mandl. "A person identified himself at Village Shalom as being Jewish and then he shot." The shootings at the Jewish Community Center and a Jewish assisted living facility happened at about 1 p.m. local time on the eve of Passover. Police said there were many children inside the community center at the time, but the shooting took place in a parking lot outside. A shotgun was used and possibly a handgun and assault rifle, police said. No motive has been released, the FBI is also investigating.

   
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