Kansas City Chiefs Parade Shooting: 1 Dead, 22 People Injured

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Getty View of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade on February 14, 2024.

One person is dead and up to 22 were injured on February 14 at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, Kansas City Police Chief Stacy Graves said during a press conference. Three suspects were taken into custody.

Graves told reporters on Thursday that their investigation of the mass shooting “has shown no nexus to terrorism or homegrown extremism. “This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire.”

A victim was identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a wife, mother of two, and avid Chiefs fan.

While police initially reported “two armed people” were take “into custody for more investigation,” a third suspect was detained, according to Fox 4 KC’s Marcus Officer. “KCPD have 3 people in custody,” Officer tweeted.

The shooting broke out near Union Station, where tens of thousands had gathered at the end of Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade. The Kansas City Police posted, “Shots were fired west of Union Station near the garage and multiple people were struck.”

The KC Police tweeted. “We are still trying to determine the number of shooting victims,” the Kansas City Police Department posted. “Officers are working to clear Union Station itself. We will release everyone inside the building once that is complete.

“Anyone nearby needs to leave the area as quickly and safely as possible to facilitate treatment of the shooting victims. Please avoid the Union Station parking garage area to allow first responders through.”

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted, “Praying for Kansas City… 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.”

Video Shows Kansas City Police & Military Personnel Entering Unions Station, Crowd Clearing Out

In a devastating turn of events, the Chiefs’ parade came to abrupt end after reports of the shooting. A video shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, showed both police and military personnel rushing toward Union Station.

Another video showed fans clearing the area. According to ABC News, approximately 1 million fans attended the parade, and “600 law enforcement officials were expected at Wednesday’s celebration.”

NFL Network’s James Palmer posted, “We have been escorted away from union station after being told to get under the stage we were hosting the parade.”

A fan, John O’Connor, told The Kansas City Star he thought he heard 15-20 shots left of the stage. “I though it was fireworks,” O’Connor said. “It sounded like a ton of very rapid succession, very quick shots.”

Another parade goer, Shawn Grew, told the outlet he heard a single shot near a security post east of the stage. “It was someone within feet of me,” Grew said.

Fox Sports 1 Cut From the Chiefs Parade Live Feed After the Shooting Started

For watching the parade’s live on Fox Sports 1 had their feed cut off. “First Things First’ on Fox Sports 1 was broadcasting live from the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade,” Awful Announcing posted. “Commercials aired for about 10 minutes amid reports of an active shooter before FS1 abruptly cut to a Fox News special report.”

The entire Chiefs organization was at the parade on Valentine’s Day. In addition to team owner Clark Hunt and his wife, Tavia, the Chiefs’ staff and players were present. Shortly after Chiefs superstar Chris Jones got fans chanting, “Three-peat,” the shooting broke out.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce, and the rest of the team were rigth by Jones’ side. Kelce’s girlfriend, Taylor Swift, was not in attendance.”

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