Police: Drive-by shooting injures 1 at nightclub just days before deadly shooting

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 13:52:03-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Less than a week before a deadly shooting at a Kansas City, Missouri, nightclub, a drive-by shooting at the same location left one person injured.

KCPD said the incident happened at 9ine Ultra Lounge, 4804 Noland Road, around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 13.

Officers first responded to Centerpoint Medical Center, where a victim told them he'd been in front of the nightclub when he was shot.

The victim told police the suspect was firing at a black vehicle. He was hit in the arm and his girlfriend drove him to the hospital, the victim said.

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His injuries were not life-threatening and the victim didn't want to pursue charges, police said.

Late Sunday night, a mass shooting left 15 people injured and two dead, including the suspected shooter.

Police have said there was some sort of disturbance before the shooting. An armed security guard shot and killed the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Jahron Swift.

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Jahron Swift

Twenty-five-year-old Raeven Parks also was killed in the shooting.

At a Monday press conference, KCPD Chief of Police Rick Smith said the location was known to the department, and a sergeant had checked on the nightclub less than a minute before the first reports of the shooting.

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas said the city will consider whether or not the club is a public nuisance. Depending on the outcome of Tuesday's investigation into 9ine Ultra's safety, the nightclub could be shutdown, Lucas said.

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Late Monday, the nightclub issued a statement, which called the shooting a "shameless and senseless act of violence." The club also wrote that it "does not believe senseless violence is the answer to resolve any problem."