published Sunday, April 13th, 2014

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.

Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly says two people died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus and one was killed at Village Shalom, which is a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center.

Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park posted on its Facebook page that a "shooting incident" happened near its White Theater entrance and the building is on lockdown.

Overland Park Medical Center spokeswoman Christine Hamele says a 15-year-old boy who was brought from the scene of the Jewish Community Center is in critical condition.

There is a heavy police presence at the campus, which spans several acres in an affluent area of Johnson County, Kan. The entrance to the campus is blocked off.

Auditions for the KC SuperStar competition were scheduled to be held Sunday at the Jewish Community Center. On Sunday afternoon, the website for KC SuperStar, which is a singing competition for high school students, said the auditions were cancelled.

Stay with the Times Free Press for updates as new information develops.

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