Nine people were shot Sunday morning at Tequila KC Bar located around 10th Street and Central Avenue in Kansas City.
Four people were killed and five wounded. They are in stable condition. The four people who died were all Hispanic males. Two were in their mid 20s, another was in their mid 30s, and one was in their late 50s. The identities of the victims have not yet been released. Police estimate that there was 40 people in the bar at the time. Handgun shells were found at the scene. A witness said the two gunmen had apparently gotten into a dispute with some people inside the bar, then returned with handguns. The suspect is on the run. Police do not have a good enough description of him. No one was in custody.
The suspect allegedly entered the bar and began shooting. He has been described as a Hispanic male. Detectives are working at the scene and collecting evidence from surveillance video. Authorities believe that there might be two suspects. Police said they had no reason to believe the shooting was racially motivated and that it appeared to be an isolated incident. Kansas Police records indicate at least two incidents of violence near the bar in 2019.