LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 14 about victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, The Associated Press erroneously identified the mother of the 14-year-old victim as Mindy Losen. Her last name is Corporon.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Family, friends remember Kansas shooting victims
Victims of Kansas shootings were physician and grandson, occupational therapist for children
By BILL DRAPER and JIM SUHR
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.
It was a seemingly quiet spring Sunday, but neither Corporon nor his grandson or LaManno made it home alive, their lives cut short by a shooting spree that targeted the two Jewish facilities in the mostly affluent suburb of Kansas City known as Overland Park.
Investigators have not revealed any motive for the attack, though suspected gunman Frazier Glenn Cross had a long history of white-supremacist activities and anti-Semitic beliefs. Never mind that Corporon and his grandson were Methodist, and LaManno was Catholic.
Cross, 73, has been jailed awaiting charges that investigators said could come as early as Tuesday.
Mindy Corporon said her father, a 69-year-old physician, and her son were headed for the "KC Superstar" competition, an American Idol-like singing contest for high school students.
Corporon's grandson had waited three years for the tryouts. Dressed in a coat and tie, 14-year-old son Reat Griffin Underwood practiced two songs — "On the Street Where You Live" from "My Fair Lady" and "You Will Miss Me When I'm Gone" — before getting a kiss and "I love you" from his mom and leaving with the grandpa he knew as "Popeye."
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