1 Suspect Arrested, 1 at Large after Kansas City Bar Shooting Kills 4
One man has been arrested following a shooting in a Kansas City bar that killed four people and injured five others. Police say that a second suspect remains at large and should be considered “armed and dangerous”.
The incident took place shortly before 1:30am at the Tequila KC bar on Central Avenue in downtown Kansas City.
One of the two suspects, a 23-year-old man, has been arrested. In a statement, police identified the two attackers, who fled the scene after the incident, and warned that one remains at large. Both men are charged with four counts of first degree murder, with bond set at $1mn each.
Investigations have revealed that an earlier dispute inside the bar led to the shooting.
Approximately 40 people were in the venue when the incident occurred and the victims were all Hispanic males, according to 41 Action News.
"Detectives are here and are looking at any surveillance," Officer Thomas Tomasic told the local news outlet. "This is definitely one of those that we’re going to do everything very slowly, very methodically and correctly."
One of the victims was in their late 50s, one was in his mid 30s and the other two were in their mid 20s. The injured people were transported to hospitals in the area and they are all believed to be in a stable condition.
Kansas City Mayor, David Alvey, said he will pray for the family of the victims and the assailants and the shooting was "sad for all those involved."