Gunmen on the run after killing 4 at Kansas bar

Four Hispanic males spending a quiet weekend at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, were shot dead by two gunmen early on Sunday, local reports said citing police.

Five others with gunshot injuries were taken to two local hospitals where they are in a stable condition.

The incident happened after 1.30 am at Tequila KC near 10th Street and Central Avenue.

Police do not have details of the two gunmen who are on the run. They ruled out racial motive in the shooting.

Investigators are examining video footage captured by surveillance cameras installed inside the bar.

They believe the shooting was sparked by a fight inside the bar.

Amid the quarrel, one of the clients stormed out of the bar only to return with handguns. The two then started firing in all directions.

The bar had some 40 clients at the time of shooting.

Juan Ramirez told The Kansas City Star that his nephew was among the dead.

Kansas City Mayor David Alvey said his prayers were with the families of the victims and the assailants.

He stressed the need to keep the neighbourhoods safe.

At dawn, a small crowd of locals gathered near the bar as officers entered the facility after getting a search warrant.

Hours later, mini vans arrived and soon drove away with the bodies of the four victims.

In February 2017, a local man shot dead an Indian engineer,Srinivas Kuchibhotla, at a bar in Olathe, north-eastern Kansas, thinking
that he was an Iranian.

In that incident too, the accused returned to the bar with a gun and shot the engineer and his colleague, Alok Madasani, who escaped with
injuries.