- There is a lot of heartbreak and support on Twitter. Reat Underwood was an avid singer who was at the center to audition for a contest. His grandfather had driven him there and the two were shot in the parking lot. Terri LaManno was not shot at the center but at Village Shalom assisted living facility in Overland Park. She was there to visit her mother.
- April 17: An interfaith service was held at Jewish Community Center. “A pall has been cast over our great nation,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who attended the service. “We gather today not in joy, but in solemn reflection.”
- — Laura Ziegler (@laurazig)Thu, Apr 17 2014 16:05:11
- — JCC of Kansas City (@JCCKC)Thu, Apr 17 2014 15:41:15
- April 16: The Jewish Community Center reopens.
- — JCC of Kansas City (@JCCKC)Wed, Apr 16 2014 16:56:35
- On Tuesday, April 15, students at Reat Underwood's school were encouraged to wear white in his honor. The school gathered for a prayer in the morning.
- — BV Class of 2015 (@_BVclassof2015)Mon, Apr 14 2014 12:39:41we must celebrate Reat's life. please, wear white tomorrow to support Reat and all those affected by the shooting, friends and family.
- — Lance Jewett (@sirLANCEalot51)Mon, Apr 14 2014 15:00:34The white snow that is falling today is nothing other than God reminding us that Reat and his grandfather are at peace in His arms.
- — BVHS Tiger Pride (@BVPrideClass)Sun, Apr 13 2014 23:23:43RT: BV is hosting a school-wide prayer Tuesday morning for Alex and Reat in the fixed forum from 7-7:30. All religions are welcome
Reaction to shootings at Kansas City's Jewish Community Center
On Sunday, April 13, a gunman shot and killed three people in Overland Park in what authorities are investigating as a hate crime. The suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, is in custody. The victims are Reat Underwood, 14, his grandfather William Lewis Corporon, and Terri LaManno, 53.