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    Klymax Lounge, Kansas City shooting: 5 shot, 3 fatally, at Missouri bar, police say

    Few details were available after Kansas City, Missouri incident

    Sunday, May 21, 2023 6:18PM

    5 shot, 3 fatally, at Kansas City bar: police

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people were killed and two others wounded – including one critically – in a shooting at a Kansas City bar early Sunday, police said.

    Multiple officers responded to the shooting at Klymax Lounge that was reported just before the bar’s 1:30 a.m. closing time to find multiple victims and immediately began providing medical aid, Kansas City police said in an email.

    Police said two of the victims died at the scene – one was found inside the bar and the other was outside the building. A third victim died at the hospital. Details about the circumstances that led to the shooting were not immediately available, and it wasn’t immediately clear where the victims were when they were shot.

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    Police said the victims were all adults, but their ages and identities were not immediately available.

    The bar featured a performance by a local rap artist Saturday night who performs under the name “Nutty Still Gassin.” He posted a live video from the club earlier in the night before the shooting happened on his Facebook page. No one answered the phone at the bar Sunday morning two hours before it was scheduled to open.

    Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators were at the scene early Sunday, gathering evidence and talking to potential witnesses, police said.

    Copyright © 2023 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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