Police: 1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Shooting Outside Kansas City Bar

Police: 1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Shooting Outside Kansas City Bar
The Westport Ale House in the Westport area of Kansas City, Mo., on July 11, 2022. (Emily Curiel/The Kansas City Star via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A shooting at a Kansas City bar where off-duty police officers were working security has left one person dead and five others wounded, authorities said.

It happened around 11 p.m. Sunday after a disturbance that started inside the Westport Ale House spilled outside, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe. Gunfire erupted, and the three off-duty Kansas City officers returned fire, Lowe said.

One of the wounded died at a hospital, while the other five were in stable condition and expected to survive, Lowe said. No officers were hurt.

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A bullet from an overnight shooting damaged a vehicle parked outside the Westport Ale House in the Westport area of Kansas City, Mo., on July 11, 2022. (Emily Curiel/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Lowe said it wasn’t immediately known whether bullets the officers fired struck anyone.

“It’s all kind of in a holding pattern,” he said, adding that it would potentially take days to conduct a ballistics investigation and an autopsy.

Lowe had no details on what caused the disturbance. The name of the person who died wasn’t immediately released.

A Kansas City police spokesperson said in an email that inquiries about the shooting were being handled by the highway patrol.

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