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Shooter Kills Three at Two Different Jewish Facilities Near Kansas City
A man was reportedly carried away in handcuffs shouting "Heil Hitler" after killing three people at a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish assisted-living facility near Kansas City.
Ron Kampeas @kampeas
Rabbi on @CNN: gunman asked if victim was jewish, if they said yes, shot them. killed a teenager an elderly woman, 1 more
4:12 PM - 13 Apr 2014
From the report:
Overland Park Police confirmed that multiple shots were fired at the JCC center and the retirement home, and reports said that two people were killed at the JCC - which was full of teens auditioning for KC Superstar - and another at the home.
Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest was in custody and a KCTV reporter claimed "a man in handcuffs at the scene was yelling about Hitler." Additional reports claimed the man was heard yelling "heil Hitler."
The shooting comes a day before the Jewish holiday of Passover, which commemorates Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt. In the story, the ancient Israelites were instructed to place lamb's blood on the doorposts of their houses so that they would avoid the plague brought on by the Angel of Death.