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Three dead in Kansas shooting at Jewish-related sites

Police took a man into custody in the city of Overland Park

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At least three people were killed Sunday during separate shootings at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas, U.S. media reported.

Police took a man into custody at an elementary school in the city of Overland Park, who was heard yelling “Heil Hitler” as officers escorted him away, local NBC television affiliate KSHB reported.

Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly said that two people died at the Jewish Community Center and that one was killed at a Village Shalom retirement community several blocks away from the center, the Associated Press reported.

Critical

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park posted on its Facebook page that a “shooting incident” happened near its White Theater entrance and the building is on lockdown.

Overland Park Medical Center spokeswoman Christine Hamele said a 15-year-old boy who was brought from the scene of the Jewish Community Center is in a critical condition.

There is a heavy police presence at the campus, which spans several acres in an affluent area of Johnson County, Kansas. The entrance to the campus is currently blocked off.

(With the Associated Press and AFP)