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BREAKING: Shots Fired At Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl Parade, Multiple Victims


This afternoon, authorities responded to reports of gunfire at the Superbowl victory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kansas City Police took 2 individuals into custody.

Between 8-10 people have been reported as injured, so far.

At this time, the condition of these victims is unclear, though at least one person has died.

Eyewitnesses took to social media to post photos and videos of the pandemonium caused by the shooting.

Watch the chaotic moment shots rang out and clips of police response here:

The Kansas City Police gave an update on the situation on X:

This story is still developing, but it appears that some of the victims were children.

Reuters reported on the shooting at the Superbowl parade, noting that some victims were taken to a children’s hospital:

Several people were struck by gunfire in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday in the vicinity of the landmark Union Station, where a Super Bowl victory parade and celebration were taking place for the Kansas City Chiefs, police said.
The condition of the victims was not immediately clear. Two armed people were taken into custody, police said.
Citing authorities, local television station KSHB 41 reported 10 victims in the incident, including several children, but it was not immediately clear whether all of those sustained gunshot wounds or other injuries.
Five injured people were taken from Union Station to University Health hospital in Kansas City, according to spokesman Keith King. He said there was no information on the nature or extent of the injuries.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City was also receiving patients from the incident but could not provide a number, hospital spokesperson Lisa Augustine said.
“Shots were fired west of Union Station near the garage and multiple people were struck,” Kansas City police said on the social media platform X. “We took two armed people into custody for more investigation.”
The Kansas City Star provided local coverage:

Several people have been shot after gunfire erupted during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

“At the conclusion of the rally there were shots fired west of Union Station near the garage and several people were struck,” said Capt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department.

Officers have detained two armed people for more investigation, Becchina said.

“We need people to exit the area as quickly and safely as possible and avoid the parking garage in order to facilitate treatment of shooting victims,” Becchina said.

Kansas City Police Department said on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Shots have been fired around Union Station. Please leave the area.”

A White House official told McClatchy and the Kansas City Star that the administration was aware of the developing events. “We are closely monitoring this incident, and federal law enforcement is on the scene supporting local law enforcement,” the official said.

The FBI told McClatchy and the Star that it “had a presence at the parade today and is providing law enforcement assistance to the Kansas City Police Department.”

ABC News provided an update on the condition of the shooting’s victims:

One person is dead and nine are injured from a shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, following the parade and rally for the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, according to the Kansas City Fire Department.

Three victims are in critical condition, five are in serious condition and one has non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The shooting took place west of Union Station, near the garage, as Chiefs fans were leaving, officials said.

Two armed people have been detained, according to Kansas City police.



 

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