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1 killed, 5 injured in shooting outside Kansas City bar, police say

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 17:04:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Authorities in Missouri are investigating what led to one person being fatally shot and five others being wounded outside a Kansas City bar over the weekend.

According to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol, the shooting happened in Westport around 11 p.m. Sunday.

MSHP spokesperson Bill Lowe said a large disturbance began inside Westport Ale House and spilled outside where multiple shots rang out.

At that point in time, three off-duty KCPD officers who were working at the ale house returned fire.

It is unknown if anyone was struck by the officers' fire.

Authorities say the five victims are in stable condition.

Lowe said there was no indication there is a remaining threat to the public.

Broadway and surrounding roads in the area were closed overnight but reopened several hours later.

While "enhanced security/screenings," including closing roads and the use of metal detectors, are used in Westport on Fridays and Saturdays, the Westport Regional Business League says that is not the case on Sundays due to the typical size of the crowds.

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas responded to news of the shooting in a statement via Twitter.

Addi Weakley at KSHB first reported this story.