Man Who Opened Fire at Club Had Past Weapon Charge Dropped
A man who opened fire outside an Independence nightclub, killing a woman and injuring at least 15 other people before a guard killed him, had a past weapons charge dropped after lawmakers loosened the state's gun laws.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jahron Swift had been in trouble with the law before he opened fire on people leaving or waiting to get into the 9ine Ultra Lounge in eastern Kansas City late Sunday.
The shooting killed 25-year-old Raeven Parks, of Kansas City. He had two gun cases, but the second was dismissed after the Republican-led Legislature passed legislation loosening gun restrictions.
The owners of the Kansas City nightclub say they're “deeply saddened” by a weekend shooting outside the venue in which a gunman killed a woman and injured at least 15 other people before a security guard shot and killed him.
The owners of the 9ine Ultra Lounge said in a Facebook post Monday that they have “little in the way of answers” about the late Sunday shooting that killed 25-year-old Raeven Parks, of Kansas City, and left at least three other people in critical condition.
The mayor says the city is looking into whether the club should be declared a nuisance.