Police investigate large shooting at south Kansas City club

Publish Date 03/15/2021
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Dozens of officers responded to a large shooting at a south Kansas City club early Sunday that left one man with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened about 3 a.m. March 14 at Rendezvous Lounge, 11816 Blue Ridge Blvd. Grandview Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office assisted KCPD with the large crime scene.

A KCPD officer heard dozens of shots coming from the club, then 911 calls of the shooting started to roll in. Grandview officers got to the scene first and confronted two armed men. KCPD officers discovered a man shot in the face in the street, and an ambulance transported him to the hospital. His injuries are life-threatening.

Witnesses told police two fights occurred inside Rendezvous Lounge as it was closing, and club security tried to break them up with pepper spray. The fights spilled into the parking lot, possibly causing a crash on Blue Ridge Boulevard. Several individuals began shooting at each other. Two of the suspected shooters tried to flee the area, but police got them into custody.

Police saw that numerous vehicles in the club’s lot had been struck by gunfire. Officers and crime scene personnel located more than 100 shell casings at the scene from five different guns. Twenty-five people were still inside the club at the time police arrived. No one else at the scene was injured. Police were unable to locate anyone else with injuries at area hospitals.

Investigation is ongoing.