UPDATE: OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Authorities in Kansas say a man opened fire Sunday outside of a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community, killing three people.
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass says shots were fired behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in a parking lot about 1 p.m. One male died at the scene, another male died at a hospital. The gunman then fled and opened fire at nearby Village Shalom, killing a female, before later being arrested near an elementary school. Douglass says two other people were shot at, but the gunfire missed them.
The chief says it's too early in the investigation to determine if the shootings were hate crimes. The Jewish festival of Passover begins Monday.
He describes the suspect as a white man in his 70s who is not from Kansas. He says the suspect is in custody.
Police have no indication he knew the victims.
Douglass says a shotgun was used, and investigators are trying to determine whether a handgun and assault-style rifle also were involved.
Original story posted as follows:
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City.
Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody.
Rhodes said the shootings happened at 2 different locations, but did not specify where the shootings happened.
There is a heavy police presence at the Jewish Community Center complex in Overland Park and the entrance is blocked off.
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