There’s a Devil Loose: Kansas City Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and at Least 15 Wounded

Investigators at the scene of Sunday’s shooting.Credit…Luck Nozicka/The Kansas City Star, via Associated Press

A man opened fire at people outside a Kansas City, Mo., nightclub late on Sunday, killing a woman and wounding 15 people before he was shot dead, apparently by a security guard, the Kansas City Police Department and the city’s mayor said on Monday.

The shooting took place shortly after the city had witnessed the victory of the Kansas City Chiefs, earning the team a spot in the Super Bowl. Bars were packed and Arrowhead Stadium was full of fans, among them Mayor Quinton Lucas. In an interview on Monday, he said the police had been gearing up to respond to typical postgame celebrations, such as public drinking, when the attack occurred just over four miles from the stadium.

“It was a surprise to many of us because we expected most to be celebrating peacefully,” he said. “Certainly not something that was a mass shooting.”

The Kansas City Police Department said officers were called to the bar, the 9ine Ultra Lounge, near Noland Road and U.S. Highway 40, at about 11:30 p.m. local time. When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman who had been fatally shot.

“They found quite a chaotic scene,” said Capt. David Jackson, a police spokesman, in remarks published by the Kansas City Star. “It appears that a security guard who was working at the property stopped the shooter,” he said.

At least 15 people turned up at local hospitals saying that they had been injured in the attack, the police department said on Twitter. As of early Monday morning, three of them were in critical condition, it said.

People had been waiting in line to get into the bar when the attacker struck, the police said.

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Source: The New York Times