1 dead, at least 21 others injured by gunfire at Chiefs Super Bowl parade in Kansas City: ‘Tragedy’

1 dead, at least 21 others injured by gunfire at Chiefs Super Bowl parade in Kansas City: 'Tragedy'


As the rally came to a close, police reported that shots had been fired near Union Station and asked fans to leave.


One person has died after at least 22 victims were shot in the tragic attack, Kansas City Police Department confirmed on Wednesday.

Three people have been detained for investigation regarding today’s shooting, KCPD Chief Stacey Graves said.

It comes after Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and the rest of the Chiefs addressed the crowd in downtown Kansas City following the two-mile parade.

Andy Reid’s side beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 to secure a dramatic overtime victory in Las Vegas.

Firearms have been recovered
Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves shared that firearms were recovered after today’s shooting.

“We have recovered firearms,” Graves said at the press conference, but couldn’t say much more.

“I don’t have a number for you or a caliber. We have recovered firearms.”

NFL shares statement
The NFL has put out a statement about today’s gun violence.

“We are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting that occurred today near the end of the rally in Kansas City for the Chiefs,” the statement said.

“Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone affected.

“We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency personnel.”

At least eight children wounded
There are at least eight children among the 22 people wounded by gunfire after the shooting at today’s Super Bowl rally, according to the Associated Press.

Police say the total number of victims is not yet clear.

Chiefs players helped fans to calm down
Chiefs players reportedly stuck around at the chaotic parade scene to support fans during the chaos and comforted young attendees.

According to NFL reporter Albert Breer, Blaine Gabbert, Tre Smith, Austin Reiter, and Chris Oladukun all rallied to help their fans calm down after the hectic situation.

Smith was seen going up to a young fan and giving him the WWE belt that he wore before sitting down with him until he calmed down.

Police are investigating video
Kansas City police have addressed the video where Chiefs fans were seen tackling someone in the chaotic scene at the parade.

When asked if one of the three people in police custody might have been the tackled person in the video, Chief Stacey Graves said police are investigating the issue.

“We are working to determine if one of the three are the one that was in that video, where fans assisted police,” Graves said.

No motive known
Chief Stacey Graves says that right now, a motive isn’t known.

Police ask anyone with information to contact authorities as they work on a centralized phone number for victims, evidence, video, and any witness accounts to be shared.

There were eight life-threatening injuries
Eight patients with immediately life-threatening injuries were transported to a hospital off the scene in under 10 minutes.

Police transferred victims to three different hospitals, including a local children’s hospital.