Super Bowl parade hit: 23 people shot in mass shooting

KANSAS CITY, MO – A joyous celebration turned into a scene of horror in Kansas City on Wednesday when a shooting broke out near the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally at Union Station. The incident, which occurred around 2 p.m., claimed one life and left 22 others injured, including eight children.

The news of the shooting was announced by Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves during a press conference later that day. He revealed that three suspects have been apprehended and voiced his anger over the incident, stating that those attending the celebration should have expected a safe environment. The police chief also mentioned that 800 law enforcement officers were present at the parade and rally.

Mayor Quinton Lucas of Kansas City confirmed the safety of all Chiefs players and expressed his sorrow over the tragic event, stating, “This is absolutely a tragedy.”

The White House has confirmed that President Biden and the Attorney General have been briefed on the incident and will continue to receive updates. The FBI, which was present at the parade, is assisting the Kansas City Police Department in their investigation.

Kade Collins, a parade attendee, described the horrifying ordeal to Fox 4 KC. Initially mistaking the gunshots for fireworks, the reality of the situation hit when he saw three individuals with gunshot wounds.

The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, according to Chief Graves. The police are urging anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to come forward and speak with police.