Jewish Center Shooting Leaves Three Dead, Suspect in Custody

    April 13, 2014
    Kathy Karadza
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Three people were killed in two shootings at Kansas Jewish centers police said Sunday – the day before the Passover begins.

The three victims were shot in the Kansas City, Kan., suburb of Overland Park, in two locations – at Jewish Community Center and a Village Shalom, a Jewish assisted living facility, police said.

Overland Park Police confirm multiple shots were fired at the center, which is located at 5801 W 115th St., and Village Shalom, located at 5500 W. 123rd.

Both locations were put on lockdown following the shootings.

One man was taken into custody at the Valley Park Elementary at 123rd and Nall, according to said Jason Rhodes, a spokesman for the Overland Park Fire Department.

The man was heard yelling “heil Hitler” as he was taken into custody.

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition at an area hospital.

At the time of the shooting, auditions for a dance competition and dance recitals were being held at the community center.

“This was a community center full of young teens, and they were on lockdown after the shots started. Some of these kids were taken into locker rooms and told to lay on the floor as the shots rang out,” a reporter told CNN.

A photographer for local 41 Action News who was on the scene spoke with Mark Brodky, a member at the JCC, who said another man pointed a gun at him and shot the windows out of his car.

“I thought he was shooting an air rifle and all the sudden he shot at me,” Brodky said.

Brodky also said he had seen the shooter before.

“He’s a member of the club. But I don’t know his name,” said Brodky.

All JCC classes, auditions, and events were cancelled.

A press conference is scheduled for Sunday evening.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City posted the following message on its Facebook page Sunday:


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  • barbara Lefkowitz

    In times of economic stress, all the “cooks come out of the woodwork” They believe that Jews control the purse strings of this country(which is totally untrue) May God have Mercy on this ignorant persons soul.

    • JizzStains

      Yes…because when I want definitive, unbiased proof that Jews don’t control the “purse strings of the country”, I’ll ask someone named Lefkowitz… -_-

      • RWG

        Ever hear of the Koch brothers? They’re Catholic. And currently they own most of Congress and the Supreme Court.

      • Brad Kingsland


  • kimberlyclark

    Kansas needs to get it together. In Cold Blood, The Abortion Doctor Slaying, The BTK killer, and now this? Whatever happened to Dorothy and Toto and there’s no place like home? Gov. Brownbeck needs to stop governing from the pulpit.

    • JizzStains

      Don’t forget the Westboro Baptist Church.

      • kimberlyclark

        there was that guy in Olathe with the storage locker. Horrible.

      • Brad Kingsland

        screw you, nobody likes those people or Zionist Jews who wont let black people live in Israel hypocrite

        • asterox

          tthere are many tens of thousands of black people in Israel..even 30,000 black refugees from Sudan who were slaughtered by neighbouring countries when they fled from from the war there and only Israel allowed them sanctuary..

    • vucja

      Have you heard OF THE book, WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?

      • kimberlyclark

        I’ve lived it!

  • http://www.vasumurti.org VasuMurti

    My own experience as an animal advocate is that Christians are incredibly anti-semitic. Adolf Hitler thought Albert Einstein’s scientific discoveries were mere “Jewish science” and thus not applicable to gentiles. This is the mentality of meat-eating Christians towards vegetarianism, which they regard as a sectarian (like circumcision) dietary restriction (like “keeping kosher”) rather than as a universal ethic for all mankind (like abstaining from cannibalism). Meat-eating Christians, relegating animal rights and vegetarianism solely to Judaism are as bigoted as Hitler. There is a sad irony here as many liberals see the abortion issue as sectarian, too: if you’re not born again, you don’t have to be pro-life.

    We don’t hear meat-eating Christians say, “God bless the Jews. They gave the world monotheism. They gave the world Jesus. Albert Einstein’s scientific discoveries revolutionized the world in which we live. And now that we’ve abolished human slavery and emancipated women, it’s time to end animal slavery. Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for ‘entertainment’ insists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). And the Hebrew Scriptures, which make up half of our own Christian canon, provide a basis for doing that!” At the end of 2007, shortly before moving to Israel, Pete Cohn of Veggie Jews in San Francisco said to me, “PETA’s not Jewish.”

    • Brad Kingsland

      You are a simple moron blow hard of the silliest kind.

    • Melkie

      Animal Rights people are the Pro-Lifers of the left. Have a nice day!

    • Holly Bell

      They didn’t give the world Jesus! Jesus came down for everyone! THEY DID
      however, aid in his vicious killing, They call White Europeans “goyem” We are lower than cattle to them Read Protical of Zion and they own all of the banks worldwide, we live in an indentured servitude,to them, since Wilson signed the bill that let them put a Rothchild bank “Federal Reserve” in our country. Check out your food. You will see a U or a C with a circle around it. We are all paying a Kosher tax, that goes straight to Israel, without our people being told! Billions of dollars. Before Israel was there-we had no enemies in the middle east! And animals have been feeding us, and clothing us since the beginning of time.

  • Brad Kingsland

    I feel bad people were killed period, let’s not start an anti Christen thing out of this okay? A fight over religion? come on. This Christians are anti sematic is nonsense.

    • Melkie

      Christians ARE anti semetic. Hate to break the news to ya

  • Logan

    We should not allow racists as well as the mentally ill to have guns.