Authorities revealed the name of the fourth victim in the shooting rampage at a Kansas bar over the weekend — as an official announced that two of those killed were Mexican nationals, according to a new report.
Martin Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 58, was killed in the early Sunday gunfire inside the Tequila KC Bar, authorities said Monday evening.
Relatives and friends had already identified the three other victims: Francisco Anaya-Garcia, 34, Alfredo Calderon, 29 and Ebar Meza-Aguirre, 29 — the police spelling of his name. A friend identified him as Everado Meza — and said that he saved her from the hail of bullets before losing his own life.
All four were found dead inside the bar and five others were found outside with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
In a Sunday tweet, Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s minister of foreign affairs, said that two of those killed were Mexican nationals, without identifying which ones.
“We extend the deepest condolences of the Government of Mexico to their relatives and friends,” he wrote in Spanish. “Their families will have our support.”
One of the suspects, Javier Alatorre, 23, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon in Kansas City. But the other, 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales, is still on the lam.
“I would consider him armed and dangerous,” Kansas City Police Chief Michael York said at a Monday press conference, according to local station WKTR 3. “We’re still looking at all of our leads, we’re receiving tips. Our federal partners are assisting us as well, we hope to find him soon.”
A bartender said that earlier that night, he had gotten into a beef with one of the gunmen — who chucked a cup at him — and kicked him out of the bar.
That suspect, joined by the other, returned two hours later with handguns and opened fire, police said.
“The investigation is leading us to believe it was not random,” York said at the press conference.