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Three people were killed in Overland Park, Kan., on Sunday when a gunman opened fire at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom, a retirement home.
USA Today reports that the suspected gunman — described as in his 70s, bearded, and not from Kansas — was arrested shortly after the shootings occurred, but his name and the names of the victims have not been released.
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said during a press conference that the suspect first opened fire in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center before heading to the retirement home. Two men were killed at the Jewish Community Center, and one woman at Village Shalom.
Police found and arrested the suspect in the parking lot of a nearby elementary school. According to authorities, no threats were made before the shootings, and it did not appear that the shooter knew any of the victims. "This was, unfortunately, totally unexpected," Douglass said. "If we had the slightest hint it was going to happen, we would have done everything we could to stop it."- - Catherine Garcia
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