2 Dead, 15 Injured in Nightclub Shooting

No motive known yet in Kansas City
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2020 6:03 AM CST
2 Dead, 15 Injured in Nightclub Shooting
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Police say a gunman opened fire on a line of people waiting to get into a Kansas City nightclub Sunday night, with two people dead and 15 injured in the aftermath, reports the Kansas City Star. Police think the gunman was one of the two people killed after being shot by a security guard. The other fatality was a woman. Neither has been identified. Another three people were in critical condition, and 12 others suffered lesser injuries. It's not clear if all of the injured suffered gunshot wounds. Police have not speculated about a motive.

The shooting took place about 11:30pm outside the 9ine Ultra Lounge, which was featuring a "Sold Out Sundays" event to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs' victory and trip to the Super Bowl, per the AP. “It just put such a tragic end to such a wonderful day in Kansas City,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. “It's just hard to stand here and talk about this kind of tragedy on really one of the best days Kansas City has had in a long time.” (Read more shooting stories.)

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