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Shootings reported at 2 Jewish-related sites in Kansas

Posted on April 13, 2014

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Shootings reported at 2 Jewish-related sites in Overland Park

 

By Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City

Our hearts go out to the families who have suffered loss on this tragic day. Our heartfelt gratitude as well to all those in Kansas City and around the world who have expressed sympathy, concern and support.

No shooting occurred inside the Jewish Community Center buildings; the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Campus. Everyone participating in JCC programming has been released to their homes.

We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 p.m. press conference, which will be carried live.

In the meantime, the Jewish Community Center will be closed tomorrow. Again, our hearts go out to all those affected and touched by this terrible tragedy

Updates:

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – 5:40 PM EDT Three people are dead following multiple shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kan.

Overland Park Police confirm multiple shots were fired at the center, which is located at 5801 W 115th St., and Village Shalom, an assisted living center located at 5500 W. 123rd.

Police took one man into custody at the Valley Park Elementary at 123rd and Nall. The man was heard yelling “heil Hitler” as he was taken into custody.

A teenage boy is in critical condition at an area hospital.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – 4:00PM EDT One person is in custody following multiple shootings reported at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park and Village Shalom in Leawood.

Overland Park Police confirm multiple shots were fired at the center, which is located at 5801 W 115th St.Kan. and Village Shalom, a retirement home located at 5500 W. 123rd in Leawood. Both areas are currently on lockdown.

At least one person is dead, and another in critical condition following the shooting at JCC.

Police took one man into custody at the Valley Park Elementary at 123rd and Nall. The man was heard yelling “hail Hitler” as he was taken into custody.

A 41 Action News photographer on the scene spoke with a man who says another man pointed a gun at him and shot the windows out of his car. That person was not injured.

Police have not confirmed if there are any other victims, or the status of the gunman. But our photographer says he saw someone being taken away in an ambulance.

All JCC programs, classes, shows and auditions are canceled.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2014 2:27 PM EDTUpdated: Apr 13, 2014 3:16 PM EDT

By DeAnn Smith, Digital Content Manager – email

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -Overland Park police are working shootings at two separate Jewish-related locations.A shooting was reported about 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, according to an Overland Park Fire Department spokesman. This happened at Lewis and Shirley White Theatre inside the center.Teens were auditioning for KC Superstar auditions and parents are frantically trying to get to their children.A second shooting was reported at Village Shalom, which is an assisted living center at 5500 West 123rd St.Worried relatives of residents tell KCTV5 that Village Shalom has been placed on lockdown.There were no immediate word on injuries or a suspect description.Phyllis Cantor, who is undergoing rehabilitation at Village Shalom, said she heard the sound of sirens. She said many police officers are at the scene and there focus appears to be on a white car in the parking lot.KCTV5 has multiple crews at the scene. Refresh this page for updates.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – One person is in custody following multiple shootings reported at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park and Village Shalom in Leawood.

Overland Park Police confirm multiple shots were fired at the center, which is located at 5801 W 115th St.Kan.

One person is in critical condition following the shooting at JCC.

Village Shalom, a retirement home located at 5500 W. 123rd in Leawood, along with the JCC is currently on lockdown.

A 41 Action News photographer on the scene spoke with a man who says another man pointed a gun at him and shot the windows out of his car. That person was not injured.

Police have not confirmed if there are any other victims, or the status of the gunman. But our photographer says he saw someone being taken away in an ambulance.

All JCC programs, classes, shows and auditions are canceled.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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