Police: Guard ‘saved lives’ in Kansas City bar shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say an armed security guard saved lives when he shot and killed a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and injuring about 15 more people outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police Chief Richard Smith says the suspect, 29-year-old Jahron Swift, had several weapons when he opened fire just before midnight Sunday outside 9ine Ultra Lounge.

Smith says a motive for the shooting remains unclear, and investigators are trying to determine if the victims were targeted or shot at random.

The shooting came as people lined up to get inside the bar to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs victory in the AFC championship game earlier Sunday.