October 25, 2013

Double shooting at Kansas City tavern leaves one man dead

A disturbance at a Kansas City tavern early Friday morning escalated to a double shooting where one person was fatally shot and another person was injured.

One man died and another man was injured in a double shooting inside a Kansas City tavern late Thursday and early Friday.

A disturbance erupted inside Las Plebes tavern in the 3000 block of East 12th Street and an employee called 911 at 12:02 a.m., police said. Meanwhile, a man in the disturbance went outside, retrieved a gun and barged back inside, where he shot two men.

One victim, a man in his 20s, was hit in the chest and died on his way to the hospital. The second victim, a man in his 40s, was shot in the leg.

By the time officers arrived, the gunman was gone.

Police ask that anyone with information about the shootings call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (474-8477).

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