The third victim in this weekend’s shootings in eastern Kansas was Terri LaManno, according to a statement on her employer’s website. Investigators have determined that the shootings were a hate crime, Overland Park’s police chief says.
A man with a history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric is suspected of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City, Kansas, and a woman at a Jewish assisted living facility nearby.
Overland Park police said Frazier Glenn Miller is the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party. But authorities said they would have to investigate further to determine if the violence on Sunday was a hate crime.
Both organizations operated as paramilitary groups in the 1980s, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.
Three people were dead Sunday after a shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, an official said.
Shootings occurred at two locations, and one person is in custody, said Jason Rhodes, a spokesman for the Overland Park Fire Department.
A building at the center is on lockdown, and police are at the scene, the center said in a Facebook post.