Three gunned down in suspected anti-Jewish hate crime in Kansas, USA

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Three people have been shot dead in a suspected hate crime against the Jewish community in the US state of Kansas.

A teenager and his grandfather – both Christians – were gunned down at a Jewish community centre in Kansas City. A woman was then killed at a nearby Jewish retirement home.

Police arrested a suspect, a white man in his seventies, and took him into custody.

US media reports quoting an anti-racist group say he is known as a long-term white supremacist and anti-Semite.

The gunfire erupted on on the eve of the Jewish Passover holiday.

It was a busy Sunday afternoon at the community centre – which is used by both Jewish and non-Jewish people – with youth meetings and drama and dance rehearsals taking place.

The dead 14-year-old is said to have been a boy scout. He and his grandfather reportedly belonged to a methodist church.

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