Two killed and up to 15 injured after gunman opens fire on line of people before being shot dead by a security guard at Kansas City nightclub hosting party to celebrate Chiefs making the Super Bowl
- At least two people dead and 15 reportedly injured in a shooting in Kansas City
- Two people were found dead, including a woman in the parking lot outside a bar
- Shooter opened fire on a line of people waiting to enter the 9ine Ultra Lounge
- Gunman was shot by an armed security guard, police added at press conference
- Facebook post on club’s page appeared to be a celebration of Kansas City Chiefs victory against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl
At least two people were killed and 15 people reportedly injured in a shooting outside a bar in Kansas City celebrating the Chiefs playoff victory last night.
The shooting took place shortly before midnight on Sunday, when a gunman opened fire on a line of people waiting to enter a bar.
Two people were found dead, including a woman in the parking lot of the 9ine Ultra Lounge, police said.
A Facebook post on the club’s page advertised Sunday night’s ‘Sold Out Sundays’ event, which appeared to be a celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs victory.
Two people were killed and up to 15 injured after a shooting outside a nightclub in Kansas City
Responding officers found ‘a chaotic scene’ at the 9ine Ultra Lounge (pictured in a file image) and had to call in help from around the city after a mass shooting
The Chiefs – featured on the event’s artwork – beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl.
It is believed the shooter is one of the deceased after he was shot by an armed security guard, Kansas City police said at a press conference at the scene.
The spokesman said the shooter opened fire on a line of people waiting to enter the building, but the motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.
A police spokesman said responding officers found ‘a chaotic scene’ and had to call in help from around the city.
The 9ine Ultra Lounge club night posted a promo on Facebook that advertised Sunday night’s ‘Sold Out Sundays’ event, which appeared to be a celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs victory over he Tennessee Titans
During the investigation, police heard that people – at least 15 – were showing up to local hospitals with injuries from the shooting.
At least three people were in critical condition, police said.
A police statement said there ‘may still have 15 other victims at area hospitals’.
Police believe ‘the only suspect’ is one of the two people found dead at the scene.
Further details have not been released and officers say it will take them ‘a little time to sort through’ the crime scene.
The scene was near US Highway 40. KSHB-TV, which had a reporter at the scene, identified the bar outside which the shooting took place as 9ine Ultra Lounge.
The venue sits around two miles from Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs beat the Titans 35-24 to reach Superbowl LIV in Miami on February 2.