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April 14th, 2014
05:32 PM ET

'Evil people do evil things,' says son who lost his father and nephew in Kansas shooting

(CNN) – For Will Corporon, there is no making sense of the shooting that killed his father and nephew outside a Jewish community center near Kansas City.

"Evil people do evil things, and what we will rely on is our faith to get us through this," Corporon said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tappper."

A man with a history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric is suspected of killing Terri LaManno, who was visiting her mother as she usually did every Sunday at Village Shalom, Reat Griffin Underwood, 14, and his grandfather William Lewis Corporon. None of the victims were Jewish.

William Lewis Corporon was a doctor who practiced family medicine in Oklahoma for many years before moving to the Kansas City area to be closer to his grandchildren, his family said. His son says he's not sure he will ever measure up the man his father was.

"My father leaves a huge legacy of community and of healing and it's just unbelievable that a senseless, stupid act can cause so much hurt and grief and pain," he said.

William Lewis Corporon was driving his grandson Reat to an audition for a singing competition.

"Reat was just so wonderful. A 14-year-old, very bright, straight-A student. Loved to sing, loved to perform from a very young age, loved to be in plays, very musical, very musically gifted," said his uncle.

"We certainly mourn their loss, this week as it is Easter week, Holy Week, we're going to do our best to celebrate their life as best we can," said Corporon.

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