At least two people have died after a gunman opened fire while punters were queuing up outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri. At least a further 15 have been injured following the incident and three are understood to be in a critical condition, said police.
The attack took place at around 11.30pm on Sunday outside 9ine Ultra Lounge, near East US Highway 40. A police spokesman said responding officers found ‘a chaotic scene’ and had to call in back-up from across the city.
When they arrived at the scene, two people were found dead, including a woman in the bar car park.
Police believe the gunman is one of the deceased and that they were shot by an armed security guard to stop the attack. No shots were fired by any of the responding officers. The spokesman said the gunman opened fire on a line of people waiting to enter a bar but the motive for the attack wasn’t immediately clear. Police were told at least 15 people showed up to local hospitals with injuries from the shooting and at least three were in a critical condition.
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