Incident Summary:

04/13/2014: An assailant opened fire on civilians outside a Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kansas, United States. At least two people were killed in the assault. This was one of two attacks carried out by the same assailant within a few minutes. Frazier Glenn Cross claimed responsibility for the incidents and stated that he intended to target members of the Jewish community.

GTD ID:
201404130060

When:
2014-04-13

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kansas

City:
Overland Park

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Specific Description Community Center
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A Remington 870 shotgun and a handgun were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White supremacists/nationalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 2
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Judge sentences Frazier Glenn Cross to death," CNN.com, November 11, 2015.
"White supremacist held in shooting," BBC, April 14, 2014.
"Three dead in Kansas City shootings," BBC, April 13, 2014.