KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Four people were killed when a suspect — who remains on the run — entered a Kansas City bar early Sunday morning and opened fire, police said.
Nine people were shot at Tequila KC Bar, located around 10th Street and Central Avenue, around 1:30 a.m., Kansas City, Kan. police spokesperson T.J. Tomasic told reporters.
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He confirmed four people were dead at the scene and five others who had been shot were transported to nearby hospitals. Tomasic said he believes those five are in stable condition, KSHB reported.
No one was in custody and police “do not have a good enough description yet to put anything out for a suspect, or suspects, we don’t even know how many,” Tomasic said.
The four people who died were all Hispanic males. Authorities did not identify them further. Five others were taken to local hospitals, reportedly in stable condition, NBC News confirmed.
Police said they had no reason to believe the shooting was racially motivated and that it appeared to be an isolated incident.
The weapon that was used was a handgun, police said.
On scene near 10th and Central where officers responded to a shooting. 9 total people were shot 4 of the 9 are dead. We are told the suspect entered the bar Tequila KC and started shooting.
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Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Kansas City office were responding to the shooting.