KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police continue to investigate after a mass shooting took place at a nightclub Sunday night.

Two people were killed, one of whom was the shooter. At least 15 people were injured.

Jahron Swift

The shooter is identified as 29-year-old Jahron Swift of Kansas City, Missouri. He has a record meaning he shouldn’t have had a gun, but he has several.

The shooter is identified as 29-year-old Jahron Swift of Kansas City, Missouri. He has a record meaning he shouldn’t have had a gun, but he has several.

Police said that an armed private security guard at the club shot and killed Swift about 11:30 p.m. just outside of 9ine Ultra Lounge located in the 4800 block of Noland Road.

The victim is 25-year-old Raeven A. Parks of Kansas City.

At least three of the 15 injured victims are in critical condition.

Police say they have not yet interviewed all of the victims and do not yet know whether all were injured by gunfire.

Investigators recovered multiple firearms at the scene. It appears the suspect and the security guard were the only ones who fired shots, police said.

KCTV5 News spoke to a security guard who was at the nightclub, he says the gunman got into a fight with a few guys and was denied entry. That was when the gunman went to his car to get the gun he then used to shoot into the crowd.

“One second everyone was just sitting there trying to get into the club. I believe it was at capacity in there, honestly. Then next thing you know, boom, boom, boom. About five shots rang out. People start falling, scattering,” Larry Phillips, who lives near the nightclub, said.

Detectives ask anyone who was there at the time of the incident to contact the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Police also would like to see any possible cell phone videos that were taken at the club that night around the time of the shooting.

Social service workers and a victim advocate from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department have reached out to the families of both Parks and Swift and will be working with the living victims and witnesses, as well.

At this time, all of the people identified in the incident are from the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Police were nearby the business at the time of the shooting and responded quickly because there was a drive by shooting about a week ago in that nightclub parking lot. So this was on the department’s radar.

Officers from across the metro area assisted both with the incident and in fielding KCPD’s other regular calls for service across the city as KCPD officers were tied up at the massive scene.

"There were hundreds of people at the club, many fleeing by car and on foot. KCPD would like to thank the Independence, Blue Springs and Raytown Police Departments and the Jackson and Clay County Sheriff’s Offices for their exceptional assistance," police said Monday in a written statement.

People who left personal belongings at the club in the wake of the shooting should contact the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 to arrange to claim them.

The business was known to police and shooting incidents had been reported there previously. Police will be working with the City’s Regulated Industries Division to follow up on any issues with the business.

The nightclub was opened by a former Chiefs player named Alphonso Hodge. Several people in the neighborhood remember him going door to door collecting signatures to allow a bar to open up at the location, but several people said they thought it was supposed to be a sports bar.

They said they were surprised when it turned out to be more of a nightclub scene. Some of them live close enough that they've heard gunshots in the past.

Monday afternoon, 9ine Ultra Lounge posted a statement on its Instagram page. In part it says, "the 9ine Ultra Lounge family and organization is deeply saddened by the unsavory tragic act of one individual last night. Our deepest sympathies go out to the injured, the deceased and their loved ones." 

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(2) comments

Shanep4025

Is anybody else sick of them not nationally televising this shooting because shooter was black how many times do we have to deal with it if the shooter was white CNN would be having a town hall over it

les

Hey Angie, can you define Mass Shooting?

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