Three people were killed in shootings at Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas, in a suspected anti-Semitic attack, local TV station KCTV 5 reported. According to KSHB Kansas City, a suspect has been detained.

Police say they are investigating the fatal shootings, which took place at the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and nearby assisted living center, Village Shalom.

In an interview with CNN, Rabbi Herbert Mandl, a chaplain with the Overland Park Police Department said that the shooter specifically targeted Jews, asking his victims about their religion before shooting them.

“Asking someone if you are Jewish before shooting sounds very much like a hate crime,” Mandl said.

Multiple reports suggest that during his arrest, the suspect yelled “Heil Hitler” as TV cameras were rolling.

The entire Jewish Community Center campus is under lockdown as police search the area, according to the report.

“Police were examining a truck in the Jewish Community Center parking lot that had shattered windows,” local TV station KMBC 9 said.

Police so far have offered no information about the victims. Earlier, conflicting reports emerged as to the motivation for the violence.

Watch a video report on the incident below:

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Source: The Algemeiner


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