Tragic incident at Kansas City Chiefs parade leaves one person dead and 22 others wounded

The assault happened as the parade was coming to a close, and officials have reported that three suspects have been apprehended and eight injured people are in severe condition.

Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting: at least one killed and 22 injured – video

On Wednesday afternoon, during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl triumph parade, a shooting occurred, resulting in the death of at least one person and the injury of 22 others, including eight children.

The shooting near Union station occurred as the celebration was coming to a close, and three individuals have been arrested in connection with it. Eight of the victims are in severe condition, according to authorities in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mike Parson and Laura Kelly, the governors of Missouri and Kansas, respectively, were present during the procession, but it was unclear whether the shooting was a side event. On Sunday, hundreds of Chiefs fans rushed for cover as gunfire erupted after the team’s Super Bowl triumph against the 49ers.

Near Union station, first responders and police hurried to escort individuals to safety, as shown in the chaotic video footage.

In terrifying testimonies, eyewitnesses recounted escaping gunfire. The Kansas City Star reported that a high school student hurt himself while trying to avoid the gunfire.

“The security guard yelled, ‘Run over the fence, there’s a gunman.'” Gabriel Wallace informed the newspaper that he had a foot strike the barricade and a face nailed the concrete when hopping over it. He mentioned that he still hadn’t gotten in touch with a few pals who went to the parade.

His pals’ well-being was something he couldn’t determine, he told the Star. What a disaster… Most of my pals have died, and I can’t help but think about it. I couldn’t help but wonder, “Are my friends dead or not?”

People take cover during a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
People take cover during a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Star spoke with 16-year-old Hank Hunter of Westwood, Kansas, who said that he and a companion fled after hearing what sounded like several gunshots.

We could hear gunfire. Hunter described the sound as “a multitude of shots,” and although he did not see the gunman, he did witness numerous police officers reacting to the incident.

Reportedly attempting to reassure frightened children, Kansas City Chiefs players departed the procession on busses following the shooting. Calling the shooting a “senseless act of violence,” the NFL franchise released a statement assuring the safety of all players, staff, and their families.

Thank yous have been sent out by the players to the first responders. The quarterback for the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, wrote on X that he was “praying for Kansas City,” and another teammate, Drue Tranquill, asked for prayers for “steady hands” for medical personnel and “full healing” for everyone affected.

Trey Smith, a security with the Chiefs, took to X to express his gratitude to the first responders who rushed to the scene of the crime and reassured those impacted by the events of the day. Today, the spotlight should be on you.

During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Stacey Graves, the chief of police in Kansas City, commended the courageous officers who “ran into danger” and expressed her belief that the violence will leave a lasting impression on both Kansas City and those who experienced it.

What transpired here today will have a lasting influence on many more people than just the ones mentioned, she added.

Our safe celebration was disrupted by two terrible actors, which is why we are here today. In addition, she expressed her condolences for the victim’s family.

Quinton Lucas, the mayor of the city, expressed his profound distress over the events of the past. “I’m just as devastated as anybody,” he expressed. “When individuals choose to bring firearms to gatherings… we all become members of the exclusive club that none of us desires: individuals who have been a part of a tragic mass shooting.”

An aerial view shows the throngs of people who had gathered for the victory parade of the Kansas City Chefs. Photograph: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock
An aerial view shows the throngs of people who had gathered for the victory parade of the Kansas City Chefs. Photograph: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock

There were 17 fatalities in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting six years ago today, and the White House has stated that it is keeping tabs on any new information on the terrible incident.

According to the Kansas City Star, one person was killed in the incident that occurred on Wednesday. Local DJ and mother of two Lisa Lopez-Galvan was shot in the abdomen and died during surgery, according to acquaintances who spoke with the newspaper.

“She was the most wonderful, beautiful person,” a friend told the newspaper. Locals knew her as a DJ. She performed at the weddings of all her friends and family. She is well-known to everyone. She exuded an infectious energy.

Authorities have confirmed one death thus far, according to a news conference held on Wednesday afternoon.

In his demand for greater effort to end mass shootings, Lucas linked the tragedy to the national epidemic.

Speaking to his wife after the incident, Lucas remarked, “Today was tragic for everyone who was part of it.” He went on to say that his wife helped him put the tragedy into perspective. She said, “We became part of a statistic of too many Americans – those who have experienced, been part of, or connected to a mass shooting,” which he cited she said.

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