KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As dawn broke Sunday morning, Kansas City, Kansas, police were still gathering evidence in a shooting that killed four people and injured five others.
The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. at Tequila KC Bar, 1013 Central Avenue. Initial reports indicated the club was a private, members-only club, but later Sunday morning, police said the club was public.
Police said the club has a surveillance camera system they plan to use to learn more about the incident.
A search of business records with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office found the club was incorporated in February 2018 and is registered to an address out of Edwardsville, Kansas. As of October 2019, the business remained in good standing with the Secretary of State’s office.
Kansas City, Kansas, police records showed at least two incidents of violence near the bar in 2019. Around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2019, officers responded near the bar on an aggravated assault - use of a deadly weapon call. Then, around 2 a.m. on April 5, 2019, officers responded on an aggravated battery - intentional great bodily harm or disfigurement call.
It was not known if any charges were filed in connection with the two previous incidents.