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Former Vice President Joe Biden, local politicians react to mass shooting at KCK bar

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Oct 06, 2019

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."

Gov. Laura Kelly also took to Twitter to make a statement.

Kansas Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts issued statements as well.

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.