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At least one dead, more than 20 injured in Kansas City shooting after Chiefs parade

Police clear the area following a shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football Super Bowl celebration in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. The Associated Press/Photo by Reed Hoffmann

At least one dead, more than 20 injured in Kansas City shooting after Chiefs parade

Shots were fired west of Union Station on Wednesday afternoon after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory parade. One person was killed and more than 20 suffered gunshot wounds, according to Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves. Three individuals were taken into custody for questioning, she said. As of Wednesday evening, authorities had not released the identities of the victims. Several of the people shot had life-threatening injuries and children were among those injured, authorities said. A video posted to X seemed to show a fan tackling and subduing a suspected shooter. The identities and motives of the shooting suspects were not immediately released. The White House has offered federal assistance in the investigation, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a press conference.

Were any of the Chiefs’ players or coaches injured? Lucas said that officials had spoken to the Chiefs, who said their prayers were with residents of Kansas City. They also said their players, coaches, and staff were all accounted for and safe. Several of the players also tweeted that they were praying for the victims. Governor Mike Parson of Missouri was also in attendance at the parade and issued a statement that he was safe.

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Johanna Huebscher

Johanna Huebscher is a student at Bob Jones University and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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