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

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    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.