OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The third victim of Sunday’s deadly Jewish community-related shootings has been identified.
Terri Lamanno was fatally shot in the parking lot of Village Shalom Retirement Center on W. 123rd Street in Overland Park Sunday afternoon.
On Tuesday, her daughter released a written statement that read:
"I speak on behalf of my entire family that we are devastated by this loss. My mom was a beautiful soul. She always thought of everyone before herself, the world needs more people like her. She was a warm, loving and beautiful person. She was the best mother, wife, sister and friend that anyone could ask for. She lived for God and the people she loved. We ask that everyone respect our need for privacy as we grieve this tragic loss."
- The LaMannos
LaManno was an occupational therapist at the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired.
CCVI released the following statement:
"The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired and the Kansas City community has experienced a great loss. Terri LaManno, occupational therapist at CCVI for eight years, was a victim of the senseless shooting yesterday at Village Shalom. Our deepest sympathies go out to Terri's husband, Jim, and their two children, Alissa and Gian. Terri was a gracious, generous, skilled, and deeply caring individual who made a great difference in the lives of so many children and their families with whom she worked at CCVI. She will forever be missed by all of us in the CCVI family."
The shooting happened just minutes after a Johnson County physician and his 14-year-old grandson were shot and killed outside of the Jewish Community Center on 115th Street.
The alleged shooter, 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller, was taken into custody at the Valley Park Elementary at 123rd and Lamar.
Miller was heard yelling "heil Hitler" as he was taken into custody. However, investigators say it is too early to label the incident as a hate crime.
LaManno's church family at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kansas City held a rosary service in her name on Monday morning.
LaManno would have celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary this week.
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