Three Dead In Kansas City Jewish Center Shootings
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (WDAF) -- Three people have been confirmed dead after a gunman fired shots outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, an assisted living facility on Sunday afternoon.
Overland Park police confirmed the deaths of the three people. One person was shot to death outside the Jewish Community center at 115th and Nall, and another was killed outside Village Shalom at 123rd and Nall in Overland Park. It is unclear at this time whether the third death occurred at an area hospital or at the scene. Police confirmed just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday that they do have a person of interest in custody.
The Jewish Community Center was on lockdown until shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday.Mike Metcalf was at the Jewish Community Center when he heard a gunshot and saw a man with a gun.
"My son and I were walking into the Jewish Community Center this afternoon for an umpire clinic, around the westside and all of the sudden we heard a gunshot, a pretty loud gunshot," said Mike Metcalf. "I turned to look to my right and I can see a man standing outside a car with a shotgun, what to me looked like a shotgun, and there was somebody laying on the ground."
Metcalf said he yelled at his son to run as fast as he could.
The shooting happened at about 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.