Two Mexicans dead after shooting in Kansas bar

There were no racial motivations behind the attack

Two Mexicans dead after shooting in Kansas bar
Four people were killed and five wounded during the attack - Photo: Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP
English 07/10/2019 14:02 Mexico City Actualizada 14:27

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On Sunday, four people were killed and five wounded in a Kansas City bar when two suspects opened fire, local authorities said.

Authorities believe the suspects had been involved in a dispute at Tequila KC Bar, a private club, earlier in the night and left before returning around 1:30 a.m. and opening fire with handguns, the Kansas City Police Department, Kansas, said in a statement.

The four people killed were all Hispanic men and ranged from their mid-20s to late 50s. The five people injured were hospitalized and are in stable condition, police spokesman Thomas Tomasic told reporters.

Police arrived at a scene of chaos when they were alerted to the incident, as the few dozen people who had been in the bar were running out, the suspects had fled and there was blood on the street, he said.

The police have already identified the suspects.

Later, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed that there were two Mexicans among the mortal victims and announced that Mexican authorities will provide support to the victims' families. He also informed us that there was no racial motivation behind the attack.

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