Authorites Calling Jewish Center Shootings a Hate Crime

Published 04/14 2014 12:39PM

Updated 04/14 2014 12:53PM

OVERLAND PARK, KS. --- The alleged gunman in the deadly shootings at two Jewish centers outside Kansas City, KS., Sunday, is well known to hate and terror-monitoring groups. They say Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, has never been bashful about expressing anti-semetic or racist views. Like he did in a 2005 interview with NBC Affiliate KYTV.

"We are fed up white people, believe me. And we're going to take our country back. White people are third class citizens now.", said Cross.

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

Many fled inside to safety, but Dr. William Lewis Corporon, a well known physician, was shot and killed. His 14-year-old grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, High School Freshman and Eagle Scout, was rushed to the hospital. He died there minutes later.

A few blocks away, more gunfire outside the Village Shalom Retirement Community, a woman not identified by authorities, was killed.

There's no indication Cross knew any of the victims. He reportedly smiled and yelled "Heil Hitler" Once in custody.


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