Crime

Politicians offer condolences, calls for action after shooting in Kansas City, Kansas

National and local political figures spoke out Sunday after four people were killed and five were injured in a shooting at a Kansas City, Kansas, bar.

“Not again,” said Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke in a tweet calling for an end to gun violence.

He was the first presidential candidate to post on Twitter.

Fellow candidates Kamala Harris and Joe Biden posted as well.

Kansas City, Missouri, mayor Quinton Lucas said Sunday morning he had spent the previous day discussing trauma at area ERs.

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation — Rep. Sharice Davids and Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts — as well as Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly expressed their condolences for the victims.

State lawmakers also weighed in.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.
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