Kansas City nightclub shooting leaves 3 dead, 2 injured

Kansas City nightclub shooting leaves 3 dead, 2 injured

Three people were killed and two were injured when gunfire broke out early Sunday at a nightclub in Kansas City, Missouri, police said.

No arrests were immediately announced and police were working to identify a suspect or suspects in the episode.

The shooting erupted at the Klymax Lounge southeast of downtown Kansas City around 1:30 a.m. local time, the Kansas City Police Department said in a statement.

PHOTO: Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte tweeted these crime scene photos of the shooting at the Klymax Lounge that left 3 dead, 2 injured early Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Sheriff Darryl Forte/Twitter)
PHOTO: Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte tweeted these crime scene photos of the shooting at the Klymax Lounge that left 3 dead, 2 injured early Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Sheriff Darryl Forte/Twitter)

Officers responded to reports of gunfire at the nightclub and discovered two people fatally shot, police said.

PHOTO: Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte tweeted these crime scene photos of the shooting at the Klymax Lounge that left 3 dead, 2 injured early Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Sheriff Darryl Forte/Twitter)
PHOTO: Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte tweeted these crime scene photos of the shooting at the Klymax Lounge that left 3 dead, 2 injured early Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Sheriff Darryl Forte/Twitter)

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"One of those victims was located outside the lounge and the second was located inside the business," police said.

Three other people wounded in the incident were taken to ambulance to hospitals, according to police. One of the victims died upon arrival at a hospital, police said.

PHOTO: Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte tweeted these crime scene photos of the shooting at the Klymax Lounge that left 3 dead, 2 injured early Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Sheriff Darryl Forte/Twitter)
PHOTO: Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte tweeted these crime scene photos of the shooting at the Klymax Lounge that left 3 dead, 2 injured early Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Sheriff Darryl Forte/Twitter)

The names of those killed were not immediately released.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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