President Obama pledges support for K.C. probe, calls attack ‘heartbreaking’


We’re following developments in Kansas City in the wake of Sunday afternoon’s deadly shootings at the Jewish Community Center, and at Village Shalom, an assisted living facility.

The suspect in custody, Frazier Glenn Miller, reportedly has a long history as a leader among white supremacists. Here’s his website.

Here’s President Obama in a statement issued tonight pledging his support for the investigation.

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.

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