KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden reacted Sunday to the deadly early morning shooting in Kansas City, Kansas.
Biden tweeted that he and his wife, Jill, were "devastated" to hear about the event in which four people were killed and five were injured at Tequila KC Bar, 1013 Central Avenue.
"No one should ever have to fear that they, or their loved ones, may not return home due to senseless violence," he said in the tweet. "We must come together as a country to put an end to these tragedies once and for all."
Other area political leaders took to social media to offer their condolences to the victims of the shooting. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a statement Sunday afternoon regarding the shooting.
"I continue to be frustrated that these mass shootings and killings occur with regular frequency," Kelly said in the statement. "Our nation has an obligation to address this ongoing public health crisis. For now, we all must pull together to help the community and those affected by this senseless tragedy heal. It's important to not only remember victims of the shooting, but also their loved ones left behind. Our attention is on them now and in the days and weeks to come."
Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas 3rd District, represents the area where the shooting took place. She tweeted that her "heart breaks for everyone impacted by the senseless shooting."
My heart breaks for everyone impacted by the senseless shooting that took place in Kansas City early this morning. Our office will continue to monitor the situation and we thank the law enforcement and first responders who are investigating this tragedy.— Rep. Sharice Davids (@RepDavids) October 6, 2019
Gov. Laura Kelly also took to Twitter to make a statement.
My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends after a mass shooting early this morning in a Kansas City, Kan., bar tragically left four people dead and five more wounded. We are closely monitoring the situation with the help of local law enforcement.— Governor Laura Kelly (@GovLauraKelly) October 6, 2019
Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, who visited Kansas City, Mo., in August, said his "heart is with all who are impacted by this tragedy."
Sen. Kamala Harris reacted to the morning's events as well.