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UPDATE: Suspect in Kansas shooting a former KKK leader

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OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS (WKOW) -- ABC News reports the 73-year-old man accused of killing three people at a Jewish community center and retirement community near Kansas City is a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Fraiser Glenn Cross, Jr. of Aurora, Mo. was arrested in the parking lot of an elementary school near the scene of the shootings and according to the Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff's Office, he was booked on a charge of first degree murder.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Cross is an alias for Frasier Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader.

Two of the shooting victims have been identified by family as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his 14-year-old grandson Reat Griffin Underwood. The two were shot in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center. A third victim, a woman, was shot at Village Shalom retirement community. She has not been identified. Police believe the shooter also fired at two others, but missed.

"We're investigating it as a hate crime, we're investigating it as a criminal act, we haven't ruled out anything," Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass told ABC News.

The SPLC identified Cross as Miller after a phone conversation with his wife, in which she told the organization police said he had been arrested.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson.
  
Will Corporon issued a statement saying his father, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, and nephew, Reat Griffin Underwood, were killed in Sunday's attack outside a Jewish community center in Overland Park. The family is Christian.
  
Authorities haven't released the name of a woman or girl who was killed minutes later in an attack at a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away.
  
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UPDATE (WKOW) -- ABC News is reporting the identity of a suspect who is believed to have killed three people at two Jewish facilities.

Police say Fraiser Glenn Cross, Jr., of Aurora, Mo. was taken into custody in the parking lot of an elementary school near the scene of the shootings. ABC reports the 73-year-old man may not have known his victims.

Police tell ABC they haven't ruled out anything in the investigation at this time, including hate crime.

Two males and a female were killed. Two others were shot at but neither were hit. Police have not released the identity of the victims.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Authorities say three people died in a shooting at a Jewish community center and retirement community, and two were shot at but not injured.

According to the Associated Press, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said at a news conference Sunday that the person who had been reported to be in critical condition is one of the three dead.
   
Douglass said shots were fired behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in a parking lot, and two males died. Shots were reported minutes later at the Village Shalom retirement community, where one female died.
   
Ages and identities of the victims were not released. A shotgun was involved.
   
A man in his 70s who is not from Kansas was taken into custody at a nearby school.

CNN reports the man did not appear to know his victims. Authorities are investigating whether the shootings were a hate crime.
 
"It's too early in the investigation to try to label it. We know it's a vicious act of violence. Obviously, at two Jewish facilities, one might make that assumption, but we're going to have to know more about it," says Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass.
 
Police are investigating statements the suspect made after his arrest.
 
The FBI was on scene Sunday working with local authorities.
 
The Jewish Community Center released a statement to ABC News explaining the shooting occured in the parking lot.
 
"Our hearts go out to the families who have suffered loss on this tragic day," the statement reads. "Our heartfelt gratitude as well to all those in Kansas City and around the world who have expressed sympathy, concern and support."

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (WKOW)-- Officials say three people were shot and killed this afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital says a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.

Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly says two people died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus and one was killed at Village Shalom, which is a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center. Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes says one person of interest is in custody.

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. An Overland Park Medical Center spokeswoman says a 15-year-old boy who was brought from the scene of the Jewish Community Center is in critical condition.
  
There is a heavy police presence at the campus, which spans several acres in an affluent area of Johnson County, Kan. The entrance to the campus is blocked off.

Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story.


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OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS (WKOW) -- Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City.
  
The Associated Press reports Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody.

ABC News reports two people were killed in the town's Jewish Community Center and ABC affiliate KMBC-TV reports a third was killed at Village Shalom, which is nearby.

Police did not confirm a motive or if the attack was a hate crime.

The Jewish Community Center confirmed the shooting on its Facebook page, saying the building is currently on lockdown. A play performance was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story.

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