Shooting after Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade kills 1 near Union Station; at least 21 wounded

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Shooting after Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade kills 1 near Union Station; at least 21 wounded

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At least one person was killed and multiple people, including young children and teens, were wounded in a shooting near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, at the conclusion of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade Wednesday, officials said.

Shooting after Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade kills 1 near Union Station; at least 21 wounded
Shooting after Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade kills 1 near Union Station; at least 21 wounded

 

In a tragic turn of events, a celebratory mood was shattered by violence as the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade came to a close. The incident occurred near Union Station, where fans had gathered to cheer on their team.

Chaos and Tragedy Unfold

At least 21 people were wounded in the shooting, according to Kansas City Police Department Chief Stacey Graves. Among the wounded were eight individuals with “immediately” life-threatening injuries, seven with life-threatening injuries, and six with minor injuries, as confirmed by Kansas City Fire Department chief Ross Grundyson.

Impact on Children and Families

Children’s Mercy Hospital reported treating 12 children ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old, with nine of them sustaining gunshot wounds. Fortunately, none of the children were in critical condition, and all were expected to recover. The hospital staff is providing the necessary care and support to the young victims and their families during this difficult time.

Investigation and Community Response

The shooting took place west of Union Station, as stated by Kansas City Police Department Chief Stacey Graves in a news conference. Despite the chaos, officials confirmed that all Chiefs players, coaches, and staff members were safe and accounted for.

The incident has sparked outrage and sadness within the community and beyond, with many calling for an end to gun violence and increased safety measures at public events.

Words of Support and Calls for Action

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas expressed his condolences to the victims and their families, stating, “We stand with you in this difficult time and are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.”

Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt also issued a statement, saying, “Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this senseless act of violence. We are grateful for the swift response of law enforcement and first responders and are keeping all victims and their families in our thoughts.”

As authorities continue their investigation, the community is coming together to support those affected by the tragedy and to ensure that such incidents are prevented in the future.

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