During the early hours of Sunday, a violent incident occurred in a nightclub located in Kansas City. Gunshots were fired, and unfortunately, three people lost their lives while two others received injuries. The police arrived at the Klymax Lounge, where they found the victims inside and outside the club just before closing time at 1:25 a.m.
Two individuals died on the spot, while the third victim died later at the hospital due to their injuries. Presently, one survivor is in critical condition, while the other is in stable condition, according to law enforcement officers. Despite ongoing investigations, it is still unclear if a suspect has been identified or what the motive behind the shooting was.
Shortly before the shooting in Kansas City, another gunfight occurred outside the Tin Roof bar in Birmingham, Alabama. Four people were hurt, but luckily, all survived the attack.
An off-duty police officer at the bar heard the shooting, and authorities found three men and one woman injured from gunfire. An SUV reportedly fled from the scene, but officials have not yet confirmed whether it connects directly to the incident.
As of Sunday morning, the Gun Violence Archive reported 230 mass shootings documented in the United States for the year 2023 alone. The group defines mass shootings as incidents in which four or more individuals are shot.