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Kansas Jewish community center reopens after hate-crime shooting

April 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kan. reopened amid higher security Wednesday after two people were killed Sunday in what police called a hate crime.

The reopening, comes one day after Frazier Glenn Cross, a former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, made his first court appearance, and was charged with capital murder.

Cross, a 73-year-old Vietnam War veteran, is accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

The Justice Department sad Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites.

The interfaith memorial ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday in the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre inside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Two of the victims were fatally shot outside the center, while a third victim was killed outside Village Shalom, a Jewish retirement complex nearby.

The Associated Press contributed to the report

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