9 shot, 4 killed in overnight shooting at Kansas bar

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -

UPDATE 4:30 P.M.

Two suspects are on the run after a mas shooting at a bar in Kansas City, and police are asking for your help finding them.

Four people are dead, and five others are injured after the shooting at the Tequila KC Bar around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The Kansas City Police Chief posted the suspects' photos in a tweet Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses say it all started with a fight at the bar earlier in the evening, which ended with the bar throwing one of the suspects out. Police say he and another man came back at around 1:30 a.m. armed with handguns.

Witnesses told police the men came in through the back door of the bar and began shooting. When officers arrived, four men inside the bar were dead. Their names have not been released, but they range in age from their 20s to 50s. Five others outside the bar were hurt, and they were taken to a local hospital.

"We do not believe it's random," said Kansas City Police spokesperson T.J. Tomasic. "We do believe that this was an isolated incident, I guess you would call it. We don't feel that these suspects are going to go out and do this again."

Investigators are still trying to track down the suspects. One wore a Royals jersey, and the other wore an L.A. Dodgers jersey. If you think you know who either man is, you're asked to contact Kansas City Police.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued the following statement:

We're mourning the victims of yet another mass shooting, this time in Kansas City, Kan., where four people were killed and another five wounded.

I continue to be frustrated that these mass shootings and killings occur with regular frequency. Our nation has an obligation to address this ongoing public health crisis. 

For now, we all must pull together to help the community and those affected by this senseless tragedy heal. It's important to not only remember victims of the shooting, but also their loved ones left behind. Our attention is on them now and in the days and weeks to come.

I also want to thank the emergency responders who quickly and bravely headed to the scene to provide aid and security. We’ll continue working with law enforcement officials to bring those responsible to justice.

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UPDATE: Authorities say a gunman entered a Kansas City, Kansas, bar and shot nine people, fatally wounding four.

KSHB-TV reports that officers were called Sunday at 1:30 a.m. to the Tequila KC Bar for a shooting.

Police said someone entered the bar and opened fire. Four people were shot dead inside the bar. Five others were taken to a hospital in stable condition for treatment.

No one has been arrested in the shooting. Authorities do not know if there is more than one shooter. The motive for the shooting is also unknown.

Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating the shooting and gave brief details on their Twitter account.
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Authorities say four people have been killed in an overnight shooting at a Kansas City, Kansas, bar.

KSHB-TV reports that someone entered the bar about 3:30 a.m. and opened fire. Nine people were shot and four were fatally wounded.

A description of the gunman was not provided. The motive for the shooting is also unknown.

Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating the shooting and gave brief details on their Twitter account.

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