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UPDATE: Former Ku Klux Klan member arrested in connection to deadly shootings at Jewish centers

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (NBC) – Authorities say they are treating a pair of deadly shootings at Jewish Centers as hate crimes.

The alleged gunman in the shootings is well-known to hate and terror groups.

They say 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, has never been bashful about his anti-Semitic or racist views.

Cross is suspected of opening fire on people in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center.

Many people ran inside to safety.

Tragically, Dr. William Lewis Corporon was shot and killed.

Corporon practiced family medicine in Marlow and Duncan, Oklahoma from 1976 through 2003, before moving to the Kansas City area to be closer to his grandchildren.

His 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, was rushed to a hospital where he later died.

A few blocks away, more gunfire was heard outside the Village Shalom Retirement Community.

A woman, who has not been identified by authorities yet, was killed there.

There’s no indication Cross knew any of the victims.

According to NBC, he reportedly smiled and yelled ‘heil Hitler’ once in custody.

 


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