Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl rally shooting result of 'dispute between several people,' 2 juveniles in custody (2024)

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Crews clean up at Kansas City shooting scene ‘My bag saved my life,’ Kansas City shooting witness says Chairs spell out 'KC Strong' in front of Union Station day after shooting 'Please breathe': Chiefs coach Andy Reid reportedly comforted panicked teen amid chaos Witness describes fleeing chaotic scene, climbing fence after hearing 'popping noises' All victims at Children's Mercy Hospital expected to recover Union Station, site of the shooting, staying closed today At least half of the victims are under age 16 Shooting resulted from 'dispute between several people,' 2 juveniles in custody Biden renews call for new gun measures 5 gunshot patients discharged from hospital, 3 remain in critical condition Remnants of celebration remain at scene of shooting Victim killed at parade was there with Chiefs fan son Shooter was 'spinning and shooting in a circle,' says family with three members who survived being shot At least two gunshot victims are in a critical condition, hospital says Chiefs fan filmed tackling possible suspect says, ‘I had the perfect angle’ Woman shot dead was a popular radio DJ ‘We cannot allow this to be normal’: Chiefs players express shock and sadness Video appears to show Chiefs fans tackling a possible suspect Sister identifies woman killed in shooting ‘Somebody didn’t come home tonight’: Chiefs safety Reid calls for solutions to gun violence Amid Kansas City's yearslong struggle with gun violence, DOJ launched task force in 2020 Chiefs linebacker Tranquill: Pray for victims of ‘heinous act’ Police ask anyone who was a victim of shooting to report it The moment gunshots rang out Violence at other sports celebrations No noticeable security checkpoints at rally site Biden says parade shooting should 'shame us into acting' Kansas City, Kansas, police chief expresses condolences to neighbors Radio station says DJ was killed at victory rally Video shows moments after fans tackle possible suspect following the shooting Travis Kelce 'heartbroken' over deadly violence Children’s hospital treated victims 6 to 15 years old Kansas City legislator said Chiefs rushed to safety 'crying and screaming' March for Our Lives: K.C. shooting is 'depressingly American' Kansas City mayor on toll of shooting: ‘That’s what happens with guns’ Gun Violence Archive: 49 mass shootings in 45 days Guns have been recovered NFL on Chiefs parade shooting At least 22 people have gunshot wounds, police say Chiefs 'saddened' by 'senseless act of violence' Nine children being treated at hospital More than 800 officers at Chiefs parade and celebration A chaotic, confusing scene after the parade Mother recalls terrifying moment she heard there was a shooter None of the victims are believed to be children 'It's not safe anymore,' Kansas City parade shooting witness says ‘People were yelling active shooter’: Chiefs fan describes moments of shooting 15 people may have been injured, police chief says A scene of panic and mayhem Chiefs players, coaches and staff are safe 'Shooting people is never the answer,' Brittany Mahomes says Video shows people running after Kansas City Super Bowl parade Shooting is criminal but not an act of terrorism, officials believe Mahomes says he is praying for Kansas City Three in critical condition One person dead in Kansas City shooting A Kansas City children's hospital is receiving patients White House is monitoring the situation Both Kansas and Missouri governors were safely evacuated 10 shot at Kansas City Chiefs parade References

Crews clean up at Kansas City shooting scene

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Crews began cleaning up the scene of the Kansas City shooting that took place at the Chiefs’ victory parade. At least one person was killed and 22 others were injured.

‘My bag saved my life,’ Kansas City shooting witness says

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A witness described fleeing the Kansas City shooting that took place at the Chiefs’ victory parade. Bridget Barton showed the backpack she was wearing at the time of the shooting and explained that it saved her from the backfire of bullets.

Chairs spell out 'KC Strong' in front of Union Station day after shooting

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'Please breathe': Chiefs coach Andy Reid reportedly comforted panicked teen amid chaos

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Andy Reid, the head coach who drove the Kansas City Chiefs to victory at the Super Bowl over the weekend, helped console a teenager who appeared distressed after shots rang out near Union Station yesterday, according to a new report in the Kansas City Star.

Gabe Wallace told the newspaper that he heard gunshots — "boom, boom, like real quick" – and then ran for cover. He tried to clamber over a barricade, but his foot got stuck and his face hit the concrete. When he got up, a security guard pointed him inside Union Station. Reid, who had just spoken on a stage outside, saw Wallace and tried to offer solace.

"Andy Reid was trying to comfort me, which was nice," the high school student told the newspaper, his voice breaking and eyes welling up with tears. "He was kind of hugging me, just like, 'Are you OK, man? Are you OK? Just please breathe.' He was being real nice and everything."

Reid eventually went to go check on other people, said Wallace, who declined an NBC News interview request. Inside the station, he grew increasingly worried that his friends who joined him at the parade had been shot dead. It would be another half hour before Wallace and his friend Hank Hunter reunited outside on what would have been the parade route's last stop.

Witness describes fleeing chaotic scene, climbing fence after hearing 'popping noises'

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Janelle Duncan, a longtime Chiefs fan who has attended every Super Bowl victory parade for the team, had to climb over a fence to escape what she described as a chaotic scene.

"We just heard a bunch of popping noises ... and people started scurrying around," Duncan said. "Some people were yelling, ‘Duck,’ and, ‘Run, there’s a shooter!'"

"Someone was yelling that a lady got shot. And then another guy was yelling, ‘Come on you guys, it’s fireworks. False alarm.’ We were just trying to get out of there as quickly as possible, but everybody was running in different directions," she said in a phone interview.

“Nobody could move more than a few inches at a time,” she continued. "There was a big tall fence and everybody pushed and pushed until they could knock the fence partway down and then we all climbed up it."

Before shots rang out, Duncan, of Kansas City, said the atmosphere was “completely peaceful." The 52-year-old, who was at the parade with a friend, said she did not notice anything odd before the shooting.

"It was tons of excitement in the air. Everyone was doing what they could to get a good glimpse of the players and cheer them on as they went by," she recalled. "It was great yesterday, until that at the end."

Duncan praised law enforcement for quickly taking the suspects into custody. She also said several fans in the crowd worked together to get people to safety.

"There were moms holding babies that were scared to death so a lot of us were trying to protect them. One in particular, she was trying to hold her little boy’s hand and they kept almost getting separated … so we were trying to hold our arms so she wasn’t getting knocked into," she said. "People were really being kind and helpful and trying to help people that were more vulnerable."

All victims at Children's Mercy Hospital expected to recover

Debra Jones

Children’s Mercy Hospital received 12 patients from the rally, 11 of whom are children ranging from 6 to 15 years old, and nine of the children had been shot, a spokesperson for the Kansas City hospital said.

All the victims are expected to recover, the spokesperson said. Three of them are still being treated at the hospital and all others have been released.

Police had earlier said the age range of the victims began at 8 years old. The reason for the discrepancy between police and the hospital is unclear at this point.

Union Station, site of the shooting, staying closed today

Will Ujek

Representatives for Union Station in downtown Kansas City, the location of yesterday's deadly shooting, said the building will remain closed today. Only essential staff will be on site.

The tentative plan is to reopen the building tomorrow morning.

At least half of the victims are under age 16

Daniel Arkin

The more than 20 people injured during yesterday's shooting range in age from 8 to 47, and at least half are under the age of 16, Kansas City's police chief told reporters at this morning's news conference.

Children's Mercy Hospital later said the age range for victims began at 6 years old. The reason for the discrepancy between police and the hospital is unclear at this point.

Shooting resulted from 'dispute between several people,' 2 juveniles in custody

Daniel Arkin

Yesterday's shooting came amid what "appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire," Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves told reporters today.

Graves said that people were in custody in connection with the shooting, two of whom are juveniles. Police issued a statement after the briefing saying that only said the two juveniles were in custody.

Several firearms were recovered, Graves said.

At least one person is dead and 22 others were injured in the shooting. The police chief said investigators have not found any link to terrorism or homegrown extremism.

Biden renews call for new gun measures

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President Joe Biden again called on Congress to enact tighter national gun measures, asking rhetorically on X: "How many more families need to be torn apart?"

5 gunshot patients discharged from hospital, 3 remain in critical condition

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Five of the people who were being treated for gunshot wounds at the University Health hospital have been discharged, the medical center said today.

Eight patients with gunshot injuries were brought to the hospital yesterday. Two of them remain in critical condition, and one was in stable condition as of this morning.

The hospital also received four patients with non-gunshot injuries. Three of them have been discharged.

Elsewhere, St. Luke's Hospital said today it had one gunshot wound patient still in critical condition and that four walk-in patients with minor injuries from fleeing the scene were all treated and released.

Remnants of celebration remain at scene of shooting

Antonio Planas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The scene is quiet this morning on Main Street by Union Station, where yesterday’s violence unfolded.

The station was adorned with three giant banners proclaiming the Chiefs as Super Bowl champions.

Remnants of the celebration were scattered about, including folding chairs, blankets, clothes, food and bottles of various beverages, seemingly where crowds took off and left things behind as the gunshots erupted.

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Workers picked up garbage, including red and yellow confetti. A handful of police cars monitored the street that was blocked off in multiple directions to the general public.

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Victim killed at parade was there with Chiefs fan son

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The person fatally shot at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory paradehas been identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a popular local radio DJ who was attending the celebration with her son, a fan of the Chiefs. NBC News’ Ellison Barber reports on the response from her station, KKFI.

Shooter was 'spinning and shooting in a circle,' says family with three members who survived being shot

Patrick Smith

A man who was shot at the Chiefs' victory celebration yesterday, along with his wife and son, says his family saw someone spinning in a circle and spraying bullets into the crowd.

Jacob Gooch from Leavenworth, Kansas, told CBS Mornings about his terrifying ordeal: His 13-year-old son was shot in his foot and still has a bullet lodged there; his wife was shot in the calf, which the bullet passed straight through, while he was shot in the ankle and suffered a couple of broken bones.

"I haven't even begun to process this morning. It's just crazy. We're all still in shock right now," he said. "I personally did not see the shooter. I heard the altercation of a girl who said like, 'You don't do it [the shooting] out here, this is stupid,' or something like that. And then the gunshots, which at the time I thought were fireworks.

"My wife and daughter saw the shooter come out ... she said she saw some lady pulling him back and people had started backing up and then he pulled it out and started spinning and shooting in a circle."

Gooch said the family had discussed the possibility of there being some form of attack. "We actually talked about it, I said 'It's just a bunch of happy people, nothing's gonna happen,'" he said.

About 15 minutes before the celebration was over, Gooch said, he saw a group dressed in black, who then disappeared into the crowd, but said he didn't catch a glimpse of any shooter during the actual attack.

At least two gunshot victims are in a critical condition, hospital says

Patrick Smith

At least two people shot outside Union Station during the Chiefs' victory celebrations yesterday are in critical condition in the hospital, hospitals confirmed today.

University Health said in a statement before 9:30 a.m. ET that eight people were being treated there for gunshot wounds, while four others are bring treated for other injuries.

"The victims brought here from the Union Station incident are being treated by the best trauma specialists in the city.All of our hearts go out to the victims and their families," it said in a statement.

Separately, Saint Luke's Hospital said today it was treating four people with minor injuries and one with a gunshot wound. In an earlier update, the hospital said the gunshot victim was in a critical condition.

Chiefs fan filmed tackling possible suspect says, ‘I had the perfect angle’

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City Chiefs fan who tackled a possible suspect in the shooting of at least 22 people, one of them fatally, at the team’s victory celebration yesterday, says he jumped on a man who was being chased by cops to keep his family and others safe.

Paul Contreras was making his way back to his car with his three daughters when he and at least one other man swiftly acted to stop the fleeing man in his tracks, before police arrived to arrest him. Footage of the incident has gone viral on social media.

“It was just a reaction. He was running against [the flow of people] … the wrong way and there was another gentleman screaming out of the top of his lungs, ‘Catch this guy, tackle him.’” Contreras told NBC’s “TODAY” this morning.

“I really wasn’t sure until he came running and I had the perfect angle to do what I did. I took him down,” he said.

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Woman shot dead was a popular radio DJ

Patrick Smith

The woman fatally shot at theKansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory celebrationyesterday has been identified, as police held three people in custody and sought answers about theculprits and motive behind the shooting.

The victim was named by her family as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a popular figure in the city’s Hispanic community and beyond.

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At least 21 other people were injured, eight of them with “life-threatening” injuries, when shots were fired at about 2 p.m. CT, authorities said. At least 11 of those injured were aged between 6 and 15.

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‘We cannot allow this to be normal’: Chiefs players express shock and sadness

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Three days after winning the Super Bowl in a thrilling overtime victory, players with the Kansas City Chiefs reacted with sadness and thoughts for the victims after a shooting near their victory celebration left 22 shot, including one person who died.

Chiefs safety Justin Reid called the shooting “SAD”in a post on Xand said “we cannot allow this to be normal.”

Three people have been detained, but police have not identified them or announced any charges or that they have been arrested. Firearms were recovered, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey said.

“When are we going to fix these gun laws?” defensive end Charles Omenihu wrote inapost on X. “How many more people have to die to say 'enough is enough.' It’s too easy for the wrong people to obtain guns in America and that’s a FACT.”

Star tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes also said they were heartbroken and praying for Kansas City.

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Video appears to show Chiefs fans tackling a possible suspect

Patrick Smith

A video circulating on social media appears to show the moment a handful of Kansas City Chiefs fans tackled someone to the ground as a crowd runs away in terror.

A single person can be seen running from the right, before two men bring them to the ground and lie on top, while another signals for help. Seconds later, two police officers arrive.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves told a news conference that police were investigating whether the person tackled in the video is a suspect.

"I do want to comment on the question that I got earlier about a video of some fans tackling someone. We do have three persons detained and under investigation for today's incident. We are working to determine if one of the three are the one that was in that video where fans assisted police," she said.

Earlier, video emerged of police surrounding someone at what appears to the be same spot, just after someone had apparently been tackled to the ground.

A man in a Chiefs shirt says in the earlier video: "When we tackled him the gun fell down."


Sister identifies woman killed in shooting

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Lisa Lopez-Galvan was killed in yesterday’s shooting near the Kansas City Chiefs victory celebration, her sister Carmen Lopez Murguia confirmed to NBC News.

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Earlier yesterday, Kansas City radio station KKFI 90.1 on Facebook identified Lopez-Galvan as one of its DJs.

"It is with sincere sadness and an extremely heavy and broken heart that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan, host of Taste of Tejano lost her lifetoday in the shooting at the KC Chiefs’ rally," the radio station said on Facebook. "Our hearts and prayers are with her family."

‘Somebody didn’t come home tonight’: Chiefs safety Reid calls for solutions to gun violence

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid reacted to the shooting by calling for some solution to be found to combat gun violence after 22 people were shot, one of whom died, at the team’s victory parade.

Amid Kansas City's yearslong struggle with gun violence, DOJ launched task force in 2020

Phil Helsel

Kansas City has struggled with violent crime and was one of nine cities that was the focus of the the Justice Department three years ago in an initiative to fight violence.

The city had 182 homicides in 2023, according to police department data. Most of the means of attack in the killings were firearms, with 116 being handguns.

The number of homicides in 2023 matched a record for the city, The Associated Press reported.

In 2020, the Justice Department under then-Attorney General William Barr launched an initiative aimed at violent crime in Kansas City named after LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old who was killed after shots were fired into his home the morning of June 29, 2020.

The Justice Department said at the time that Operation Legend aimed to have federal law enforcement work in concert with local police to focus on violent crime. It was announced in July 2020 for Kansas City and later expanded to eight other cities: Chicago; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cleveland; Detroit; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Memphis, Tennessee; and Indianapolis.

The Justice Department said in December that 196 defendants had been charged with federal crimes in Kansas City, including 107 for firearms-related offenses.

In 2022, Ryson Ellis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of LeGend. He was sentenced to what amounted to a 22-year prison term, the Jackson County prosecutor said at the time.

Chiefs linebacker Tranquill: Pray for victims of ‘heinous act’

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Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill went from posting a video titled “world champs” after the team’s Super Bowl win three days ago to asking for prayers for the victims — as well as for first responders and doctors — after today’s shooting.

Police ask anyone who was a victim of shooting to report it

Phil Helsel

Kansas City police tonight asked for anyone who was a victim of the shooting and has not yet reported to call a dedicated phone line.

The department also asked anyone who directly witnessed the shooting or who has video of the incident to call the number.

Police have said that one person died after 22 people in all were shot near the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade and celebration but that the number could change.

The dedicated phone line is 816-413-3477.

The moment gunshots rang out

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New video obtained by TMZ Sports shows the moments during the deadly shooting.

Violence at other sports celebrations

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Today's deadly shooting in Kansas City is the latest sports celebration in the U.S.to be marred by gun violence, following a shooting that injured several peoplelast year in downtown Denverafter the Nuggets’ NBA championship and gunfire last year at a parking lot near the Texas Rangers’ World Series championship parade.

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No noticeable security checkpoints at rally site

Jesse Kirsch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most fans who attended the parade and rally didn't have their belongings checked at the location.

There were no noticeable metal detectors, and it’s not clear what security checks people would have had to go through to get right up to the stage outside Union Station.

Biden says parade shooting should 'shame us into acting'

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President Joe Biden said today's shooting "cuts deep in the American soul" and should spur voters to call on Congress to take action on gun measures.

"Today's events should move us, shock us, shame us into acting," he said in a lengthy statement. "We know what we have to do, we just need the courage to do it."

Biden, who noted that today is the sixth anniversary of the Parkland mass shooting in Florida, renewed his calls for Congress to pass tougher gun laws, including a ban on assault weapons.

He added that both he and first lady Jill Biden "pray for those killed and injured today in Kansas City, and for our country to find the resolve to end this senseless epidemic of gun violence tearing us at the seams."

Kansas City, Kansas, police chief expresses condolences to neighbors

Phil Helsel

The police chief of neighboring Kansas City, Kansas, said his department was thinking and praying for everyone affected by the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' victory celebration in Missouri and offered any help needed.

"On behalf of the men and women of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to victims injured in today’s parade shooting and their families," Chief Karl A. Oakman said in a statement.

"The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is here to assist the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department in any way possible as they deal with this tragedy. This tragedy has touched everyone in the metropolitan area," he said.

Both named Kansas City, the two cities are on opposite sides of the Missouri River —and the state line.

Radio station says DJ was killed at victory rally

Phil Helsel

Kansas City, Missouri, radio station KKFI 90.1 said that one of its DJs was killed in today’s shooting near the Kansas City Chiefs’ celebration.

“This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community,” the radio station said on Facebook.

Police have not publicly identified any of the victims.

Police said one person was killed and 22 were shot in the gunfire near Union Station. The number of victims could change, the police chief said.

Video shows moments after fans tackle possible suspect following the shooting

NBC News

Fans and bystanders near the scene of the shooting chased and tackled a person who police say could be one of three people who have been detained, according to video and the police chief.

It has not been confirmed that the person seen in the video is one of the three people in police custody.

“We are working to determine if one of the three are the one that was in that video, where fans assisted police,” Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a news conference earlier in the day.

Video shows police taking someone into custody. A bystander claims that "when we tackled him, the gun come out."

Police have not identified anyone who has been detained or said that they have been charged. Police used the word "detained," not "arrested," when they described those people.

Travis Kelce 'heartbroken' over deadly violence

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said he was "heartbroken" by the shooting.

"My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me," he said in a statement on social media tonight.

Children’s hospital treated victims 6 to 15 years old

Phil Helsel

The pediatric patients taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital after the shooting were 6 to 15 years old, and all are expected to recover, the hospital’s chief nursing officer said.

The children will most likely need help dealing with what happened, said Stephanie Meyer, senior vice president and chief nursing officer.

“Fear. The one word I would use to describe what we saw, and how they felt when they came to us was fear,” she said when she was asked how the children seemed when they arrived.

First responders, including medical staff members, also dealt with “an extremely unfortunate circ*mstance today,” she said.

“And while they all may be trained to do it, it doesn’t make it easier for them in the moment,” Meyer said.

Kansas City legislator said Chiefs rushed to safety 'crying and screaming'

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Manny Abarca, a Jackson County legislator, said he and his daughter were three rows from the stage at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory rally and about to head out when the violence erupted. They were set to exit to the western side of the building until someone else suggested they go another way.

The two left at the eastern side at the same time Chiefs athletes and other elected officials did, Abarca said. He and then the "rest of the team went inside [Union Station] with us" to wait to board buses to return to the stadium.

He described it as "social hour" before chaos broke out.

"And then we heard screaming. We saw a rush of people. It became very clear there was a threat," Abarca said.

Abarca said he picked up his daughter as the group — including the team owners, coach Andy Reid and the entire team — all ran into a nearby restaurant, where he and his daughter locked down in a bathroom.

He said the team rushed in and were "crying and screaming." Later, they all left together.

March for Our Lives: K.C. shooting is 'depressingly American'

Rebecca Cohen

"There is something so depressingly American about experiencing a mass shooting at a Super Bowl celebration on the anniversary of another mass shooting," March for Our Lives posted on X.

The student-led organization, which fights for stronger gun laws in the U.S., was formed after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed exactly six years ago today.

Kansas City mayor on toll of shooting: ‘That’s what happens with guns’

Phil Helsel

Asked how a shooting could take place at an event with more than 800 law enforcement officers and tight security, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas pointed to one main cause.

“I mean, that’s — that’s what happens with guns,” Lucas said at a news conference hours after the deadly shooting, which wounded more than 20 people, including children.

"We had over 800 officers there staffed, situated all around Union Station today. We had security in any number of places. Eyes on top of buildings and beyond. And there is still a risk to people,” Lucas said.

“And I think that’s something that all of us who are parents, who are just regular people living each day, have to decide what we wish to do about it,” he said.

Lucas praised police and other law enforcement officers, saying they worked “tremendously hard” at the Super Bowl victory parade, and he echoed the police chief’s comments that officers ran toward danger.

“But in a manner of seconds, someone who wants to disrupt anything, someone who wants to create any type of situation or someone who’s very simply reckless can change not just one life or two lives but almost two dozen,” Lucas said.

“And that to me is absolutely devastating, and it makes me feel vastly more concerned as a parent just in the world today thinking about that,” he said.

Gun Violence Archive: 49 mass shootings in 45 days

Rebecca Cohen

Today's mass shooting after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally was the 49th mass shooting in the 45 days of 2024, the Gun Violence Archive said. The shootings have occurred in 19 states and Washington, D.C.

Guns have been recovered

Phil Helsel

Firearms have been recovered after the shooting, police said.

Police Chief Stacey Graves told reporters that firearms have been recovered, but she did not say how many or specify the caliber.

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

The shooting happened outside Union Station. Three people have been detained, police said. Investigators ask anyone with information or video to contact police.

“Right now we do not have a motive,” Graves said.

NFL on Chiefs parade shooting

Rebecca Cohen

"We are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting that occurred today near the end of the rally in Kansas City for the Chiefs. Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone affected," the NFL posted on X.

"We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency personnel," the statement said.

All of the Chiefs players, coaches and staff members and their families who were at the parade and rally have been determined to be safe, the team said.

NBC News

A witness at the parade who is legally blind described the moment a stranger pulled her to safety after gunshots were heard.

At least 22 people have gunshot wounds, police say

Rebecca Cohen

More than 20 people have gunshot wounds, Police Chief Stacey Graves said. The gunshot victim total stands at 22, but police say the total number of victims is not yet clear.

One death has been confirmed.

Eight victims had immediately life-threatening injuries, Fire Chief Ross Grundyson said.

Chiefs 'saddened' by 'senseless act of violence'

Rebecca Cohen

"We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside of Union Station at the conclusion of today's parade and rally," the Kansas City Chiefs said in a statement.

The team confirmed all players, coaches and staff members and their families are safe.

"Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all of Kansas City," the statement said.

The team said it is in close communication with the mayor's office and Kansas City police and thanked local law enforcement officers and first responders who were on scene.

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Two witnesses described the “alarming” chaos of people fleeing the scene. “It was a scary sight,” one of them said.

Nine children being treated at hospital

Rebecca Cohen

Children's Mercy Hospital said it is treating 12 patients from the Chiefs rally, most of them children.

Nine of those patients have gunshot wounds, said Lisa Augustine, a media relations manager with the hospital. It's unclear whether the nine gunshot wound victims are all children.

At an earlier news conference, Police Chief Stacey Graves said she didn't believe any of the 10 to 15 victims with gunshot wounds were children, but she acknowledged the situation was fluid and said information was still being gathered.

More than 800 officers at Chiefs parade and celebration

Rebecca Cohen

There were 600 Kansas City, Missouri, police officers at the Chiefs celebratory parade and 250 officers from outside agencies, Mayor Quinton Lucas said.

"We went out today like everyone in Kansas City, looking to have a celebration, a celebration that was marred by this shooting," Lucas said.

Lucas said that when the shooting broke out, he saw "officers with guns drawn who are running toward danger."

In addition, members of the Kansas City Fire Department were "administering aid to folks who are seriously injured without concern for the shootings and the challenges that were near them," Lucas said. "I want to say thank you to those who are making sure that we are safe today."

Police Chief Stacey Graves said she was "angry at what happened today."

"We had over 800 law enforcement officers — Kansas City and other agencies at the location — to keep everyone safe because of bad actors, which were very few," Graves said. "This tragedy occurred even in the presence of uniformed law enforcement officers who again ran toward them and took them into custody."

NBC News

Reporters Caitlin Knute and Kevin Holmes of NBC affiliate KSHB describe ducking for cover behind their desk when they heard gunshots.

A chaotic, confusing scene after the parade

Jesse Kirsch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the victory parade ended and people trickled out of the area, dozens of people began running from an event stage.

With nowhere to go, police rushed in, some jumping barricades. Two officers with long guns were perched on a nearby rooftop, seemingly watching events unfold.

At one point, an officer ran from the rooftop and got into position atop a hotel.

Cellphone reception was nonexistent at times, but it improved as the crowd dispersed.

Young people remained in the area well after two announcements over a loudspeaker asked them to disperse without saying why.

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Mother recalls terrifying moment she heard there was a shooter

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A woman who was at the Chiefs victory parade with her daughter described the chaotic aftermath of a shooting that killed one person and injured possibly more than a dozen other people.

The woman, who identified herself only as Amy, said she and her daughter saw people jumping over a gate when they heard there was a shooter.

"So we just dropped to the ground," she said.

The woman added that "my daughter started to climb on top of me to protect me, and I tried to just hold her so nothing would happen to her."

Amy described her child as her top priority.

"Coming down here to celebrate on such a sad note, it's devastating," she said.

None of the victims are believed to be children

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No children are believed to be among the victims, Police Chief Stacey Graves said.

She said that it wasn't clear exactly how many people were shot and injured but that the number could be as high as 15.

'It's not safe anymore,' Kansas City parade shooting witness says

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A witness described the shooting scene at the Chiefs victory parade in Kansas City.

"All we could think about was protecting our children," the witness said.

Multiple people were taken to hospitals.

‘People were yelling active shooter’: Chiefs fan describes moments of shooting

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A fan described the moment chaos erupted at today's Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory celebration.

"The firstthing I saw was K.C.’s most finest jump the barricades telling everybody to 'move! move! move,'" he said.

"And they went inside the building, and probably one to two minutes later, everyone started running out of the building, and you could hear people yelling, "Active shooter! Active shooter,'" the fan added.

15 people may have been injured, police chief says

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As many as 15 people may have been injured in this afternoon's shooting, Police Chief Stacey Graves told reporters.

Graves said at a news conference it wasn’t clear what prompted the incident or whether there was more than one shooting. The victims' conditions weren’t immediately clear, she said.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said no Chiefs players or staff members were injured.

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A scene of panic and mayhem

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Photographers captured the panic and mayhem that followed the gunfire at today's Super Bowl celebration for the Chiefs.

Chiefs players, coaches and staff are safe

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All Chiefs players, coaches and staff who were at today's Super Bowl parade are safe, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said at a news conference.

Lucas added that the Chiefs organization said it was praying for the city and everyone who was at the parade.

'Shooting people is never the answer,' Brittany Mahomes says

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Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, posted her thoughts on today's shooting on Instagram.

"Shooting people is never the answer," she wrote in an Instagram story."Praying for Kansas City & America in general, this is rough."

Video shows people running after Kansas City Super Bowl parade

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Video shows people running after gunfire erupted today outside Kansas City's Union Station.

Shooting is criminal but not an act of terrorism, officials believe

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Officials believe the shooting is criminal in nature, but it is not initially believed to be terrorism, said three law enforcement officials briefed on the case.

Mahomes says he is praying for Kansas City

Rebecca Cohen

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted on X following today's shooting.

"Praying for Kansas City," the Super Bowl MVP wrote, ending the post with three praying hands emojis.

Three in critical condition

Rebecca Cohen

Three people are in critical condition following the shooting at the Chiefs parade, Kansas City fire spokesperson Michael Hopkins said.

Five others have serious injuries, and one has non-life-threatening injuries, Hopkins said. One person has died.

Hopkins provided the initial count and said that it was possible that walk-ins could come into hospitals in the area.

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One person dead in Kansas City shooting

Rebecca Cohen

One person has died following the shooting after the Chiefs parade, the Kansas City Fire Department said.

The department did not identify the victim.

A Kansas City children's hospital is receiving patients

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A spokesperson for Children’s Mercy in Kansas City said the hospital is receiving patients.

"I do not have a number to share at this time," the spokesperson said.

White House is monitoring the situation

Rebecca Cohen

The Biden administration is "closely monitoring" the situation, and “federal law enforcement is on scene supporting local law enforcement,” a senior White House official said.

Both Kansas and Missouri governors were safely evacuated

Rebecca Cohen

The governors of both Kansas and Missouri were at today's Chiefs parade and said they were safely evacuated.

"At the end of the Chiefs rally, shots were fired near Union Station. I have been evacuated and am out of harm’s way," Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said on X. "I encourage everyone to follow instructions and updates from @kcpolice. Please stay safe."

A post on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's X account said he and the first lady were there when shots were fired but both are now "safe and secure."

"As we wait to learn more, our hearts go out to the victims," Parson's account posted.

10 shot at Kansas City Chiefs parade

Rebecca Cohen

At least 10 people were shot in Kansas City, Missouri, after a parade to celebrate the Chiefs' Super Bowl win, authorities said.

Kansas City Fire Battalion Chief Michael Hopkins said the victims were taken to various hospitals.

Two people were detained near a garage west of Union Station, where the parade ended, Kansas City police said in a statement.

The police department did not identify them.

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