By Kyle Balluck
President Obama late Sunday offered condolences to families who lost loved ones in shootings in suburban Kansas City.
“This afternoon we heard reports of a horrific shooting in Overland Park, Kansas,” Obama said in a statement. “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,” he added.
The Kansas City Star reported that police arrested the suspected shooter outside an elementary school. The man, who was in his 70s and not from Kansas, reportedly made anti-Semitic statements as he was being led away, according to the newspaper.
“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,” Obama said.