Jewish Community Center Reopens After Shootings

Published 04/16 2014 03:25PM

Updated 04/16 2014 03:26PM

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City/Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) - A community that was dealt a devastating blow is beginning to rebuild.

The Jewish Community Center, where two of Sunday's three shooting victims were killed, reopened for the first time on Wednesday.

Jewish Community Center CEO Jacob Schreiber was at the center when the shots were fired.

"It was a shock to everybody, the whole Kansas City community," Schreiber said. "They felt they were really violated. Shocked, perplexed, saddened is what I would say."

The effects of the shootings are also being felt across the country.  In a speech about active shooter situations, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the Overland Park attacks, and promised the federal government will get justice for the victims and their families.

"The Justice Department has concluded that federal hate crimes charges are appropriate in this case, and in the months ahead, we will do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served for every victim," Holder said while addressing Congress.

Holder will be in Overland Park Thursday, attending a memorial service for the three victims.

The suspect shooter, Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, is being held on a $10 million bond. He faces charges of capital murder and first-degree murder. Officials say federal hate crime charges will likely be added as the investigation continues.

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