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Kansas City nightclub shooting witness: Fights preceded deadly gunfire

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 14:06:51-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A witness told 41 Action News that several fights preceded a deadly shooting outside a Kansas City, Missouri, nightclub on Sunday night.

Two people died and at least 15 others were injured in the shooting that happened outside 9ine Ultra Lounge around 11:30 p.m.

Lilly Brooks told 41 Action News she was in the parking lot waiting to go inside when she saw a skirmish.

Brooks said a security guard fired warning shots to try to stop the fighting.

Brooks said she left the club at that point and did not witness the gunfire that erupted later.

Brooks described 9ine Ultra as a popular club that usually doesn't see many problems. She said she felt it was awful that a day of celebration in Kansas City ended with the mass shooting.

Seven victims of the shooting were taken to Centerpoint Medical Center. Late Monday morning, two of those victims remained in critical condition, as well as two patients in serious condition and two in fair condition.

One patient was treated and released, according to the hospital.

Police said as many as 15 victims went to area hospitals after the shooting. A man believed to be the shooter and a woman were found dead at the scene, according to police.