KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — (update 01/20/20) Police say an armed security guard saved lives when he shot and killed a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and injuring about 15 more people outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri.
Police Chief Richard Smith says the suspect, 29-year-old Jahron Swift, had several weapons when he opened fire just before midnight Sunday outside 9ine Ultra Lounge. Swift shot and killed 25-year-old Raeven Parks before club security fired at him. Smith says a motive for the shooting remains unclear, and investigators are trying to determine if the victims were targeted or shot at random. The shooting came as people lined up to get inside the bar to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs victory in the AFC championship game earlier Sunday.
KANSAS CITY— (update 01/20/2020 03:30) In a follow up press release, KCPD says officers found an adult male and female dead once arriving at the location of a shooting that injured multiple people. 15 people recover in area hospitals from injuries sustained during the shooting. Law enforcement listed three of the injured in critical condition. The department believes the deceased man carried out the shooting. Motive and related circumstances remain unknown to authorities at this time.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo.— The Kansas City Police Department says it investigated a shooting Sunday night that involved the death and hospitalization of just under 20 people. In a press release, the police department said it responded to the 4800 block of Noland Road in Independence around 11:30 p.m. KCPD believes the shooter died at the scene along with one victim. Law enforcement adds that approximately 15 other people received medical treatment for injuries sustained in the gunfire. Police released no further information.