One shooting was reported about 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, according to an Overland Park Fire Department spokesman. This happened at the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre inside the center.
About 75 people were inside the theater, most of them children, KCTV said.
Teens were auditioning for KC Superstar and parents were frantically trying to get to their children. One of the dead was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.
A second shooting was reported at Village Shalom, an assisted living center on West 123rd Street in Overland Park.
A suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School, a mile away from Village Shalom. KCTV reported the suspect appeared to yell "Heil Hitler" as he was being led away in handcuffs by Overland Park police.
A suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School in Overland Park, Kan. KCTV
Police said one of the dead was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center.
Authorities also confirmed that a one person was undergoing surgery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. It wasn't immediately clear whether that one person died in surgery and was one of the three dead or was a fourth person shot.
Worried relatives of residents told KCTV that Village Shalom has been placed on lockdown.
Phyllis Cantor, who is undergoing rehabilitation at Village Shalom, said she heard the sound of sirens. She said many police officers are at the scene and their focus appeared to be on a white car in the parking lot.
(CBS News)--KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least one person was killed and another critically injured as police are responding to reports of shots being fired at two separate Jewish facilities in Kansas City, according to local reports.
CBS affiliate KCTV in Kansas reports the first shooting took place around 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, according to an Overland Park Fire Department spokesman.
The Overland Park Regional Medial Center confirmed to CBS News that the victim in critical condition is a 16-year-old male.
Officials say teeangers were auditioning in a competition at the time of the shooting, and parents are frantically trying to get to their children, KCTV reports.
A second shooting was reported at Village Shalom, an assisted living center that describes itself on its website as being in operation since 1912.
Relatives told KCTV that Village Shalom has been placed on lockdown.
Officials have yet to share information on any injuries or possible suspects.
The Kansas City area has been plagued by a series of gun-related incidents recently. Police say they have linked some of the previously-considered random shootings targeting vehicles traveling on Kansas City-area highways over the past month.
Kansas City police didn't indicate Wednesday what led them to that conclusion, but federal authorities are helping investigate 13 shooting incidents between March 8 and April 6, including three in which drivers were wounded. Ten of the shootings took place in Kansas City, while the other three were in the suburbs of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit, Mo., and Leawood, Kan.
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