The attack began early Sunday with at least two gunmen firing in Kansas City, Kansas shortly before closing time, killing four people and injuring five more before fleeing the chaotic scene, police said.
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The fatal incident occurred at about 1:27 a.m. at the Tecila KC bar, a member-only private tavern, when two men walked through the door and opened fire without warning, police said.
"When we went inside, we found four Hispanic men who had been shot and killed. Outside, we found five more victims, all of whom were transported to district hospitals," Officer T.J. Tomasic, a spokesman for the Kansas State Police, said during a news conference Sunday morning near the Central Avenue bar.
Tomasic stated that police were combing CCTV footage inside the bar, hoping that they had captured the images and images of suspects who had not yet been installed. Police are also seeking video security from outside the bar.
Of the four men fatally shot, one was in his late 50s, another was in his late 30s, and two were in his mid-20s, Tomasic said.
Authorities say five injured people are in stable condition at Truman Medical Center in Kansas.
Tomasic said there were at least 40 people inside the bar when the shooting broke out about half an hour before 2pm. closing time.
He said the incident could be the result of an altercation that occurred at the bar earlier.
Tequilla KC Bar operates as a private club and patrons are asked to show their membership card at the entrance according to the sign in front of the establishment.
Police suspect that the shooting was a single incident and that the community was not in immediate danger.
Tomasic stated that, at this time, investigators did not believe that race was a factor in the motivation behind the murder of the four-time murder.
9 shots, 4 killed on 10th and Central Ave.
– KCKPD (@KCKPDHQ) October 6, 2019
Witnesses called the suspect Hispanic and that all victims are Latino
"I don't want any of this," said Juan Ramirez, a 29-year-old nephew who was among the dead. the Kansas City Star newspaper.
Ramirez stated that he and his family were looking for another relative who was at the bar during the shooting.
Ramirez stated that investigators stated that a fight had taken place at the bar and that at least one of the men involved in the dispute had left the bar and returned with a gun and opened fire. He said he did not believe his nephew, the father of two young children, had anything to do with the fight and was innocent.
"We are just in shock and disbelief," said Ramirez Stars.  Yesterday, I visited a doctor at the KU Hospital for the trauma that our subway stations saw late and the charge he was taking. I hate to see an incident like this last night (early in the morning). My heart goes out to all the victims and everyone touched by yesterday's shooting. https://t.co/SBLqcHl45W records19459003: 11 – Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) October 6, 2019
Kansas City Mayor Kinton Lucas said on Twitter that the deadly shooting occurred hours after attending Kansas State University to talk to health care nurses and doctors about the cases of traumas they have observed, due to the increase in community violence and staff pay.
"I hate to see an incident like this last night (early in the morning)," Lucas wrote. "My heart goes out to all the victims and everyone touched by yesterday's shooting."