by Mark Hirshberg
UPDATED 3:42 PM: Overland Park, Kansas City – Two deadly shootings have been reported in two Jewish-related locations in Kansas City. The first shooting was reported at around 1:00p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Overland Park Police confirmed multiple shots were fired at the center, which is located at 5801 W 115th St.
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, according to a local TV station.
Screenshot of scene of shooting at Kansas City-area Jewish community center. Via KSHB-TV.
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.
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper confirmed that the suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School, which is a mile away from Village Shalom. witnesses said that the suspect appeared to yell “Heil Hitler” as he was being led away in handcuffs by Overland Park police.
There have been two fatalities, one at each location, JP has just learned.
The following statement has just been released by the Overland Park JCC on their Facebook page: “There has been a shooting incident at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City near the White Theatre entrance. The building remains on lockdown. The police are currently on the scene. We will post more information as it becomes available to us. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.”