The third victim in Sunday’s shooting at a Kansas Jewish community center and retirement community was identified Monday as Terri LaManno, 53, a resident of Kansas City.
LaManno visited Village Shalom every Sunday to see her mother, who lived in the retirement community, the Kansas City Star reported.
LaManno was a practicing Catholic and mother of three.
“We mourn the loss of our long-time member, Terri LaManno,” read a statement released by Kansas City’s St. Peter’s Parish. “She was a loving mother and wife, and a gentle and giving woman. She will be greatly missed by our community. St. Peter’s parish family is coming together during this very difficult time to support and comfort Terri’s family and all who loved her.
“Our prayers are with the families of the other victims, and all who have been touched by this senseless tragedy. We ask God’s special blessing on our Jewish brothers and sisters as they approach their sacred season of Passover.”
The other two victims, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, and his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, were also Christian.
Family members of the boy and his grandfather say the pair were ambushed and shot in the head as they got out of their vehicle.
Mindy Losen says her father, Corporon, was taking her 14-year-old son Reat to try out for an American Idol-like competition called KC Superstar on Sunday afternoon.
Losen says she pulled into the parking lot moments after the shootings at the Jewish Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan. She saw that the doors to her father’s pickup truck were open.
She says she walked to the driver’s side and immediately knew her 69-year-old father was dead, then saw two men holding her son before someone led her away.
The attack drew widespread condemnation and consternation on the eve of the week-long Jewish festival of Passover, which started at sunset on Monday.
The suspect, identified as Frazier Glenn Miller, was heard yelling “Heil Hitler” as police officers escorted him away at an elementary school, local NBC television affiliate KSHB reported.
US President Barack Obama condemned the “horrific” shooting, and pledged the federal government’s “full support” in the investigation and to the community.
AFP and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
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