‘Something broke’ in KCK neighborhood when gunman opened fire

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October 9, 2019 - 10:57 AM

More than a hundred people walked along Central Avenue Monday night to honor the victims of a mass shooting over the weekend. Some called for action on gun control. LISA RODRIGUEZ / KCUR 89.3

A family-oriented community where “everyone knows everyone.” That’s how people describe the area around 10th Street and Central Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, where four men were gunned down and five more injured at a modest, neighborhood bar early Sunday morning.

“It’ll never be the same. It’ll never be the same in there,” said an employee of Tequila KC, who only identified herself as Jody. She said most of the people in the bar Saturday night were regulars.

Four men — Martin Rodriguez-Gonzales, 58; Alfredo Calderon, 29; Ebar Meza-Aguirre, 29, and Francisco Anaya-Garcia, 34 — died in the shooting.

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