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Multiple Attendees ‘Struck’ After Shots Fired at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl 2024 Parade

Multiple people have been shot near the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade on Wednesday, February 14.

“Shots have been fired around Union Station. Please leave the area,” the Kansas City Missouri Police Department announced via X on Wednesday, following the Super Bowl parade. In a series of follow-up tweets, the department confirmed that “multiple people were struck” after shots were fired near a garage close to the event and that they were “still trying to determine the number of shooting victims.”

Local news outlet KMBC News reported that two people had been detained and that the scene was being labeled “a fluid situation.”

Thousands of football fans were gathered in the city to celebrate the Chiefs securing their second consecutive Super Bowl victory against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 11. Several of the team’s athletes and staff were in attendance, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce and head coach Andy Reid. (Taylor Swift was not in attendance.)

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ABC News reported that one victim died and nine others were injured in the shooting, three of which are in critical condition. According to officials, five of those injured are in serious condition and one has non-life-threatening injuries.

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“Law enforcement is addressing a situation in the vicinity of Union Station. Please stay clear of the area,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas wrote via X on Wednesday, adding, “For those present, please calmly depart the area.”

Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s X page confirmed that he and his wife, Teresa Parson, were “safe and secure” after attending the parade and rally earlier that day.

In the aftermath of the shooting, one attendee told a reporter that he hit his face while hopping over a barricade to flee the scene and heard shots both inside and outside of Union Station. “I had no idea if my friends were OK. It’s just terrible,” he told The Kansas City Star in an X video, claiming that Reid, 65, comforted him with a hug.

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Another X user shared a dramatic video of police rushing inside Union Station. “My God! Six years to the day of the Parkland School shooting and now there’s a shooting at the Super Bowl Parade,” the user wrote. “THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN ANYWHERE ELSE, no matter how the guns were acquired or who got them, common sense gun laws are needed.”

Prior to the incident the Kansas City police shared a helicopter video of fans lining the streets of the city during the celebration via X. “Kansas City, you look incredible at the @chiefs parade,” the post’s caption read. “We are honored to serve you on the ground and overhead ❤️💛.”

Some Chiefs players shared their reactions to the shooting via social media, including Mahomes, 28, who tweeted, “Praying for Kansas City…” Linebacker Drue Tranquill wrote, “Please join me in prayer for all the victims in this heinous act. Pray that doctors & first responders would have steady hands & that all would experience full healing.”

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