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Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade leaves one dead, multiple people injured

Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as their bus arrives at the victory rally in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024.
Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as their bus arrives at the victory rally in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. | Reed Hoffmann, Associated Press

A shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade on Wednesday left one person dead and multiple people injured, according to Chief Stacey Graves of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.

During a 4:15 p.m. MST press conference, she said that more than 20 people are injured and that three suspects are in custody.

The department announced the shooting on X, the site formerly called Twitter, at about 1 p.m. MST and asked people to clear the area around Kansas City’s Union Station.

A video shared on X by News-Press Now reporter Jacob Meikel showed police officers and other security personnel running into Union Station.

Union Station was at the end of the parade route and near where the Chiefs stopped and addressed the crowd, according to KCTV.

Also on X, the Kansas City police asked witnesses to the shooting to meet with officers in the area.

Citing police scanner traffic, The Kansas City Star reported that “multiple people” are being treated for gunshot wounds.

At about 1:30 p.m. MST, the Kansas City Missouri Police Department tweeted that several young people have been separated from their parents and urged people to go to “child reunification stations” near Union Station.

A staff member for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson shared an update on the governor and the shooting from Parson’s X account.

“Governor & First Lady Parson were in attendance when shots were fired near Union Station in KC. They are safe and secure. State law enforcement personnel are assisting local authorities in response efforts. As we wait to learn more, our hearts go out to the victims,” the post said.

Reactions to Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting

The Kansas City Chiefs issued a statement on the shooting Wednesday afternoon expressing support for the victims and gratitude to law enforcement officers and first responders.

“We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside of Union Station at the conclusion of today’s parade and rally. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and all of Kansas City,” the statement read in part.

It noted that all Chiefs players, coaches and staff members, as well as their family members, are “safe and accounted for.”

Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill called for prayers for the shooting victims in an X post.

“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,” Tranquill said.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and nose tackle Mike Pennel tweeted that they are praying for the city.

Chiefs safety Justin Reid said in an X post that he’s praying for everyone at the parade.

Tight end Travis Kelce described himself as “heartbroken” in an X post.

“I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today. My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me,” Kelce wrote.

President Joe Biden issued a statement calling on policymakers to take action to end gun violence.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox shared on X that he’s praying for the victims of the shooting and their families.

Here are other reactions to the shooting shared on X: