Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in shooting outside Kansas City bar

Authorities say shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Missouri, where off-duty police officers were working security, left one dead and five injured

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

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

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

Lowe said it was not immediately known if the bullets fired by the officers hit anyone.

“Everything is kind of on hold,” he said, adding that it could potentially take days to conduct a ballistics investigation and an autopsy.

Lowe had no details about the cause of the disruption. The name of the deceased person was not immediately released.

A Kansas City police spokesperson said in an email that investigations into the shooting are being handled by Highway Patrol.

ABC News

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