Kansas City Club With Violent Record Loses Liquor License
A Kansas City nightclub with a history of violence has lost its liquor license.
The Kansas City Liquor Control Board voted Wednesday to revoke the liquor license for 9ine Ultra Lounge, where two people died and 15 were injured in a shooting in January.
The lounge closed for several months after that shooting but the violence continued when it reopened. On Aug. 30, four people were shot after an argument that started inside the club and involved several shooters. A man in his 40's was found outside the club with multiple gunshot wounds.
Three other shooting victims claimed they had been shot outside the club also, and sought medical treatment at area hospitals.
Independence Police say a woman in her 20's had a gunshot wound to her leg, a man in his 30's had a gunshot wound to his abdomen, and the fourth victim was a man in his 20's.
Jim Ready, manager of the city’s regulated industries, said the club never provided proper security.
The owner of the club did not attend Wednesday's hearing.