One person killed, multiple people injured in shooting at Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, police say – The Athletic

By Lauren Merola3h ago

One person was killed and at least 10 people were injured in a shooting Wednesday near the end of the Super Bowl parade for the Kansas City Chiefs, police said. Two armed people were taken into custody, police said.

Authorities did not have an exact number of people who were shot, but “it could be upwards from 10 to 15,” Kansas City (Mo.) police chief Stacey Graves said in a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Graves said she did not have conditions for the victims.

Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas said Chiefs players, coaches and staff were “all accounted for and safe.”

Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, after the shooting, saying he is “Praying for Kansas City.”

The shooting occurred around 2 p.m. CT west of Union Station, the downtown Kansas City train station and tourist attraction where the Chiefs’ parade ended, quickly turning a gleeful celebration into a scene of panic and fear as fans fled past fallen confetti. Police told fans in attendance to evacuate the area. Officials cleared the area and eventually released everyone inside Union Station, Kansas City police said in a statement on X.


“When the shooting started, I like many others ran, and ran for safety. I saw a number of agencies, like the Kansas City Police Department, who were running towards danger,” Lucas said. “We thank them for that.”

Twelve people were being treated at University Health hospital on Wednesday afternoon, Keith King, a spokesman for the hospital, told The New York Times. Four people had gunshot wounds and eight were being treated for other injuries, King told the Times.

There were hundreds of officers along and around the route and at Union Station, according to the KCPD website, and numerous other agencies helped with the celebration.

The victory parade for Kansas City began at 11 a.m. CT and was scheduled to last about two hours, with a celebration at Union Station at the end.

“Please join me in prayer for all the victims in this heinous act,” Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill said on social media. “Pray that doctors & first responders would have steady hands & that all would experience full healing.”

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his wife Teresa were at the parade when shots were fired, but are safe, according to the governor’s X account.

This story will be updated.

(Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

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Lauren Merola is a staff editor on the news/live team. Before joining The Athletic, she covered hockey and football as a staff writer for both the NHL and AthlonSports. Based in New York, Lauren is a double graduate of the University of Southern California. Follow Lauren on Twitter @laurmerola