3 Killed at Jewish Community Sites in Overland Park, KS

star-of-davidAt approximately 1:00 pm CDT, Sunday April 13, an individual reportedly opened fire with a shotgun in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas located at 5801 W 115th Street, shooting two people. One individual was killed and a second died from his injuries a short while later at the hospital. Approximately 15 minutes later, the individual again reportedly opened fire in the parking lot of Village Shalom, an assisted living center located at 5500 W. 123rd Street, killing one person. According to law enforcement reports, the suspect was arrested without incident a short while later in the parking lot of a nearby elementary school.

According to law enforcement and media reports, the suspect has been identified as 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. from Aurora, Missouri. Cross is also commonly referred to as Glenn Miller. Reports indicate Cross is the former leader of a defunct North Carolina-based white supremacist group called the White Patriot Party. Miller has a prior criminal record and was convicted on past weapons charges.

Police have not release any additional information at this time concerning the motive of the shooting attacks, however, the violent shooting attack is being investigated as a hate crime according to a law enforcement spokesman.

UPDATE: The victims at the Jewish Community Center were identified as a grandfather and grandson, not Jewish, who were at the JCC for the KC Superstars singing competition.

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