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Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

Three people dead in shootings at Jewish sites in Kansas, suspect in custody. UPDATES. (PHOTO OF SUSPECT)

At least three people were killed in a shooting incident at two separate Jewish institutions outside Kansas City, Kansas, April 13, 2014.

At least three people were killed in a shooting incident at two separate Jewish institutions outside Kansas City, Kansas, April 13, 2014.
Photo Credit: CNN screen capture

UPDATES:  see updates at the bottom of this article.

Someone used a gun to terrorize Jews in two separate locations just outside of Kansas City, Kansas on Sunday afternoon, April 13.

The Jewish Community Center in Overland Park was the site of the first shooting incident. It happened at approximately 1:00 p.m. local time. At least one person was killed.

Shortly after the first shooting, another one took place less than a mile away, at a Jewish assisted living facility, Village Shalom. At least one person was killed at this location as well.

It is not yet known at which of the two locations the third victim was shot.

A male suspect was taken into custody. He was apprehended at a local elementary school, Valley Park Elementary, which is near the assisted living facility.

There is a report from a local news station, KCTV5, that when the suspect was led away, he was believed to be yelling, “Heil Hitler.”

Since March 8, a sniper has been terrorizing drivers in that area of Kansas, shooting at over 20 drivers. But it is not currently believed that the serial shooter is connected to the JCC center shootings.

UPDATE: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City posted the following information at approximately 4:00 local time:

JCC Kansas City.jpgUPDATE: A press conference was held at 5:00 p.m. in Kansas City, with the Police Chief and mayor of Overland Park. The new information that was provided at the briefing revealed that five people were shot at, three were hit and all three of those died. The two victims from the Jewish Community Center were both males, a female was killed outside the Shalom Village Assisted Living facility.

The suspect is not from Kansas and was unknown to local officials prior to the shootings.

Police Chief Douglas acknowledged that the suspect made several statements while he was in custody, but would not confirm whether or not the suspect made anti-Semitic statements. At this point the shootings are  being investigated as a hate crime, but it has not yet been classified a hate crime.

UPDATE: 11:00 p.m. EST CNN is now identifying the suspect in custody is Frazier Glenn Cross.

Suspect in shooting at two Kansas Jewish centers which left three dead, April 13, 2014.

Suspect in shooting at two Kansas Jewish centers which left three dead, April 13, 2014.

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125 Responses to “Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings”

  1. They know Jews don’t carry guns

  2. Scott Soffen says:

    Mordechai…. Irresponsible comment. Some do…some dont. We need facts.

  3. Terror and Evil is everywhere! Praying! ♡

  4. If modi comes muslims will not be tolerated in India

  5. Did they get the jag??

  6. Ainda bem que o antisemitismo praticamente inexiste no Brasil,

  7. Ball**** Scott all the killing happen in gun free zone

  8. Look again all the killing happen in GUN free zone wake up carry A gun save A life

  9. I need more information to decide if this is terrorism or American Anti-Semites. The lack of information is typical of the Liberal Press. They worry to much about hurting people's feelings that they leave the reader in the dark on the news. I watch the news on BBC to get the total facts. American news is not news it's entertainment.

  10. Go home my Jewish friends. God is showing you that you must. This is nothing to what is coming.

  11. Hope they fry him and punish his family and deport them

  12. Since it's difficult to believe what the US press says, I went to the source. Antisemitic… they say 'Heil Hitler', but is that true. Was it someone wanting to sound like the communists or someone hiding behind it?

  13. Sending prayers. Praying for peace. Shalom.

  14. The fact that they attacked Jews makes it at least anti-Semitic. The fact that they murdered innocent people, is terroristic. Muslims are not the only terrorists. However, they do seem to lead these types of attacks. The UN is supporting hatred against Jews. Not surprised. God bless the victims and their loved ones. Lord please help them find the killer.

  15. Justin Hood Young says:

    You do know that Hitler was not a communist…he actually considered communism one of his primary enemies.

  16. He was a socialist. Look up the definitions. They are pretty much the same. In my book. He was a monster, just like the radical jihad monsters.

  17. the muslim terror threat needs to be removed it should be illegal in the usa so if the war starts there open game

  18. Al Wright says:

    If you attacked Muslims it’d be headline news.

  19. Justin Hood Young says:

    No. He was not, the party used the term, but he was actually anti marxism to the utmost degree (to the point all socialists, marxists, communists and anarchists disavowed his party 3 weeks into his reign) – in fact he was actually an extreme conservative. I believe you should actually read up on the topic, versus just reading names on it.

    And it is not even remotely related. As for him being a monster like "radical jihad monsters" – he's no worse than when Christians took up the Crusades, or when Jews invaded biblical Israel and killed and threw out the 7 nations….I only mention, because clearly you are a bit bigoted and/or ill informed or uneducated on topics of this realm.

  20. Susan Keithe says:

    Hitler is alive and well in America. I would not get my info from
    BBC as they are the most antisemitic in Britain.

  21. This is the JCC David’s dad goes to for his race walking group.

  22. Not at all surprised.

  23. why was this terrorist apprehended and not shot dead on the spot

  24. Varda – Not at all.

  25. Bonnie Morris says:

    This is scary!!!

  26. Robin Rosenblatt says:

    American Jews who love their children unconditionally. Love Israel conditionally only if Israel does and behaves, as they want. If Israel violates one of those imposed conditions these Jews turn to helping the Palestinians who want to kill every Israeli and Jew.
    If you love Israel unconditionally you won’t abandon and betray Israel as many of you have done.
    If you stand up for yourselves and Israel you will be respected. If you don’t you will be seen as weak and disrespected and Anti Semitism increases.
    That means you support Israel no matter which Government is in control.

  27. Ellen Levitt says:

    To get more info out of him, and see if this is part of a larger group action.

  28. For those who are questioning whether this is real, it is.

  29. Now the Nazi will get a trial and either declared incompetent or given long prison term and then released after 5 years for good behavior.

  30. Horrifically…as we approach Passover, our holiday of Freedom, it is apparent that theJewish people are not FREE of ignorant and obvious Holocaust misguided moronic supporters. This person and others like him need to be educated and isolated from society.

  31. Denis MacEoin says:

    I know the BBC is bad about Israel (though far from always), but it is certainly not 'the most antisemitic in Britain'. People like the Palestine Solidarity Campaign activists get my vote for top antisemites.

  32. Lest we not forget the topic, there are some dead Jews, killed in the name of Hitler. I have read thoroughly sir and you can try to dress it like the progressives do, the truth is the truth. I don't care about his Marxist, anarchists political jargon. The belief that one belongs to a supreme race and Jews do not deserve to live is inhumane.

    Conservative? Define that please. You see, most people are a little more complicated. They are liberal with some things and conservative with others. The human being is much more complex. The fact that you must politicize such a horrific event and even honor those who agree with you, tells me any more discourse is a waste of time. Congratulations, scholar. You win the argument. Not the war. http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/gallery/

  33. You're taking too many herbs.

  34. Denis MacEoin says:

    É vero este?

  35. Cody Flecker says:

    Let's deal with today, not in the past Adolf Hitler is long dead. Let's leave him in his grave. What we need to concentrate on these days is the Jewish demonization of all things pertaining to Israel. We need to figure out why so many Jews belong to the anti semitic Democratic Party and donate so much money for the variety of left wing causes that the Democrats espouse. This is more important than a nut yelling out Heil Hitler.

  36. John Wests says:

    Neo Nazi doing the shooting. Another liberal killing people

  37. We are hurting because of this ignorance and hatred. We true Americans consider the Jews our brothers and sisters, whether they live here or around the world. Take comfort, we have not abandoned you, though our corrupt government may have. Christians are suffering along with you. We must be strong and continue to fight. I pray for your healing and strength.

  38. Because we are a land of laws, though certain members of our government chose to ignore them.

  39. Resident of Shalom Village is ok. Lockdown was in effect after shooting. Seems appropriate for situation.

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