A shooting in a Kansas City bar early Sunday has killed three people and wounded two. Among the dead was a security guard, identified by family members as 41-year-old Jason McConnell. McConnell was working at the door of the Klymax Lounge when the shooting occurred. The other victims have not been identified, and it is unknown where they were when they were shot. Details of what led to the shooting have not been released yet by the police.
Police received word of the shooting just prior to the bar’s 1:30 a.m. closing time. Five victims were on the scene when multiple officers arrived. Medical aid was started for the victims, but two of them died there – one inside and one outside the building. The third victim died at the hospital. All those involved are believed to have been adults, but no additional information on the victims, such as their ages and identities, has been released.
The Kansas City Star spoke with Chancellor, who identified McConnell as her stepfather and noted that McConnell was well-known at the club for his friendly demeanor. Additionally, he worked in local eateries and managed a wireless store in the area. Chancellor said that he had a 15-year-old son and that he had encouraged her to step away from violence when she was younger.
The Kansas City police have not released any details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting, nor have they identified potential suspects. The Klymax Lounge was closed when attempts were made to contact them for comment. Outside the bar, a small memorial has been erected with chalk messages and flowers in remembrance of the victims.