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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) — Reports of the chaos in Westport continue to come from people who were there when a shooting broke out Sunday night that killed one person and wounded five others.

Anthony Briscoe was driving south on Broadway to meet up with friends in the Westport area for drinks and celebrating the completion of their resumes when he had to hit the brakes.

“People flooded the streets, ran, trying to escape the gunfire,” Briscoe described. “All you heard was just gunshots across the street, just echoing everywhere.”

The urgency was evident in police radio traffic, which was captured on a scanner.

“We need more officials here,” said one official.

“Bring those people back,” said another, trying to establish a perimeter.

“It was like a scene from the movie. It was just chaos,” Briscoe said.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Bill Lowe said the shooting happened outside the Ale House around 11 p.m. after a disturbance erupted inside the bar.

The state agency is investigating because they say three KCPD employees who worked off-duty for the bar also went outside and started shooting. With so many shots fired, Lowe said, investigators have yet to determine who hit whom, including whether anyone was hit by any of the officers’ shots.

Lowe said one person was killed and five others, including a security guard, injured. Kansas City Police Captain Leslie Foreman later clarified that the injured guard was a “Westport Security Officer” and not one of the off-duty KCPD officers who worked for the bar

“It’s just an overall unfortunate situation. It’s a little too close to home and a little too close to comfort me,” Briscoe said.

Briscoe grew up in KC and came to visit from Dallas. He said it will be a while before he returns to Westport, although he sees what happened as a Kansas City issue rather than a Westport issue. He mentioned a shooting just a week earlier near the Power & Light District after a Sunday night concert at the T-Mobile Center. Four people were injured in this shooting. Police described all of the injuries as non-life threatening.

“It’s really just a shame because it’s such a great place to actually live until incidents like this happen,” Briscoe said.

Westport has additional security and metal detectors in a designated pedestrian area on Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm during the summer months.

Ale House is normally outside of this area and this was on a Sunday.

No one was in custody and none of the victims were identified as of Monday evening.

Previous coverage:

A woman who lives nearby recalls the scene after the Westport mass shooting

1 dead, 5 injured in mass shooting outside Westport Ale House

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