Kansas bar, site of shooting that killed 4, adds security

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KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 06: A general view of the entrance to Tequila KC bar were 9 people were shot and four killed on October 06, 2019 in Kansas City, Kansas. According to Kansas City, Kansas Police, two men entered the bar early Sunday morning and opened fire, it’s not clear yet what the motive was. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas bar that was the site of a shooting that killed four men and left five others injured has added more security.

This undated photo provided by the Kansas City Kansas Police Department shows Hugo Villanueva-Morales. Villanueva-Morales, one of the two men accused of opening fire inside a Kansas bar early Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, remains at large. (Kansas City Kansas Police Department via AP)

The Kansas City Star reports that the Tequila KC Bar in Kansas City, Kansas, reopened late last month. The shooting at about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 6 was believed to have been carried out by a man who had been kicked out earlier that night and an accomplice.

The suspected shooters, 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales and 23-year-old Javier Alatorre, both face four counts of first-degree murder. Alatorre is in custody; Villanueva-Morales is still being sought.

Bar owner Erik Gomez says he used to keep one security guard at the bar on Saturday and Sunday nights, but now has three on Fridays, two on Saturdays and one on Sundays.


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