Gun violence: Three nightclub shootings across the US in one night

Dave Maclean
Police officers at the scene of the shooting in San Antonio: Fox4

Two people have died after a gunman opened fire inside a Texas nightclub - one of at least three bar shootings that took place in the US on Sunday night.

Police are still hunting the attacker who struck at the Ventura music venue in San Antonio.

Police chief William McManus said: “I’m confident we will identify the individual and have that person in custody sooner or later.”

It is still unclear whether the shooting was indiscriminate or targeted.

One victim, a 21-year-old man, was found dead inside the club, while another died after being discovered in critical condition. Five others were seriously injured.

Meanwhile at a bar in Kansas City a gunman opened fire killing at least one person and injuring 15, of which three are currently in a critical condition.

The suspect fired into a queue of people waiting to get into 9ine Ultra Lounge.

An armed security guard is believed to have stopped the attacker, who is believed to be one of the dead, according to police. A motive is currently unclear.

It came just hours after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans to

advance to the Super Bowl.

Jean Peters Baker, the county prosecutor, said: "It is hard to stand here and talk about this tragedy on really one of the best days Kansas City has had in a long time.”

Meanwhile, Florida police are investigating after a shooting at the Romance Nightclub in Fort Myers in which one person was seriously hurt.

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