KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities in Missouri are investigating a shooting that left one dead and five wounded outside a Kansas City bar over the weekend.
According to the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) and Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), the shooting happened in Westport around 11 p.m. Sunday.
MSHP spokesperson Bill Lowe said a large disturbance began inside the 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 said the five victims are in stable condition.
Lowe said there is no remaining threat to the public.
Local 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 said that is not the case on Sundays due to the typical size of the crowds.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas responded to news of the shooting in a statement via Twitter.
With multiple police officers and security guards present, we still saw a shoot out on the streets of our city. The easy access to guns and the total lack of safeguards in our state to keep people from carrying them almost anywhere continues to put our people at risk each day.— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) July 11, 2022
Addi Weakley at KSHB first reported this story.