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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS NEWS) - At least one person was killed and another critically injured as police are responding to reports of shots being fired at two separate Jewish facilities in Kansas City, according to local reports.

CBS affiliate KCTV in Kansas reports the first shooting took place around 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, according to an Overland Park Fire Department spokesman.

The Overland Park Regional Medial Center confirmed to CBS News that the victim in critical condition is a 16-year-old male.

Officials say teeangers were auditioning in a competition at the time of the shooting, and parents are frantically trying to get to their children, KCTV reports. 

A second shooting was reported at Village Shalom, an assisted living center that describes itself on its website as being in operation since 1912.

Relatives told KCTV that Village Shalom has been placed on lockdown.

Officials have yet to share information on any injuries or possible suspects.

 

The Kansas City area has been plagued by a series of gun-related incidents recently. Police say they have linked some of the previously-considered random shootings targeting vehicles traveling on Kansas City-area highways over the past month.

Kansas City police didn't indicate Wednesday what led them to that conclusion, but federal authorities are helping investigate 13 shooting incidents between March 8 and April 6, including three in which drivers were wounded. Ten of the shootings took place in Kansas City, while the other three were in the suburbs of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit, Mo., and Leawood, Kan.

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