Shooting at Kansas City Super Bowl Parade Leaves One Dead, Several Injured

A shooting incident occurred near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade on Wednesday. The incident resulted in one fatality and left 10-15 people injured. Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas confirmed the safety of the Chiefs’ players, coaches, and staff during a press conference, which was later reiterated by an official statement from the team.

According to reports, the shooting took place near a garage west of Union Station as fans were leaving the Super Bowl rally. Two individuals have been taken into custody in connection with the incident, as stated by Stacey Graves, the chief of police for the Kansas City Police Department.

ABC News reported that three victims are in critical condition, five are in serious condition, and one suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The chaotic scene was captured in social media videos, showing police officers and military personnel rushing into the train station immediately after the shots were fired.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes expressed his thoughts and prayers for those affected by the incident on social media. Chiefs guard Trey Smith also took to social media to thank the first responders and offer his prayers.

NFL Network’s Jesse Palmer shared a video of himself and the crew being escorted away from the scene by police, who instructed them to take cover under the stage. Chiefs VP of sports medicine and performance Rick Burkholder confirmed his safety and that of his wife, along with Coach Reid and his family, as they were headed to Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill posted a message of support for the victims and called the shooting a heinous act.

The Super Bowl parade, celebrating the Chiefs’ second consecutive Super Bowl title, was expected to draw approximately one million people.

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