President Obama Issues Statement on Kansas Shooting

President Obama Issues Statement on Kansas Shooting

On Sunday, President Barack Obama issued a statement after the tragic shooting at the Jewish Community Center and a nearby school in Kansas which left three people dead.

Obama said:

This afternoon we heard reports of a horrific shooting in Overland Park, Kansas. Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends who lost a loved one and everyone affected by this tragedy. I have asked my team to stay in close touch with our federal, state and local partners and provide the necessary resources to support the ongoing investigation. While we do not know all of the details surrounding today’s shooting, the initial reports are heartbreaking. I want to offer my condolences to all the families trying to make sense of this difficult situation and pledge the full support from the federal government as we heal and cope during this trying time.

Seventy-three-year-old Fraiser Glenn Cross, Jr., of Aurora, MO, allegedly the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, has been charged with the murder of three people: 14-year-old Eagle Scout Reat Griffin Underwood, his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, and a woman at the Village Shalom retirement community.