2 Dead in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Community Center and Old Age Home

The male suspect appeared to yell ‘heil Hitler’ as he was led away. Shootings were at Jewish Community Center in Overland Park and Village Shalom, an old age home.

By Ernie SInger, Gil Ronen


Two shootings have been reported at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas City, and at Village Shalom, a retirement home in Leawood. At least two people are reported dead. A third person was shot and critically injured. That person was taken to a nearby hospital.

alertOther accounts said one person was killed an one other critically injured.

According to KSHB in Kansas City, Overland Park Police confirmed that multiple shots were fired at the community center, which is located at 5801 W 115th St.

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

Police said one person was killed at the Jewish Community Center and another was killed at Village Shalom.

Police reported that one person was in custody. A suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School, which is a mile away from Village Shalom. KCTV5 said the suspect appeared to yell “Heil Hitler” as he was being led away in handcuffs by Overland Park police.

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.

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