One person killed and injured in shooting at Super Bowl parade

Following the victory parade following the Kansas City Chiefs’ fourth Super Bowl title, one person was fatally wounded by gunfire and 15 others suffered life-threatening injuries. A fire brigade spokesman announced this on Wednesday (local time). Police estimate 21 people were injured, 11 of whom were children or teenagers. Three people were arrested following the incident in Kansas City. Initially there was no information about the motive.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said all Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches and staff are safe. The White House said that US President Joe Biden was informed about the incident. According to official information, shots were fired near a parking lot near the train station. It was unclear whether the crime was linked to the victory march. TV footage showed how the venue was evacuated.

“The investigation has just begun. We are trying to clear all surrounding areas and businesses,” Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a news conference. said. He did not provide detailed information about the detained suspects. Police estimate that there are no children among the injured.

Players and coaches traveled along the 3.22-kilometer course by red double-decker bus. There were many children among the fans as many schools were closed for the day. “Praying for Kansas City,” Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes wrote on X (formerly Twitter). The NFL said in a statement that it was deeply saddened by the senseless violence. “Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone affected.”

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25:22 after overtime in a thrilling National Football League (NFL) final in Las Vegas on Sunday. The Chiefs previously won the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1970, 2020 and 2023.

According to media reports, pop star Taylor Swift did not accompany her boyfriend Travis Kelce in the parade. Leading up to the Super Bowl, the singer had made headlines, especially for traveling from Tokyo for the game. Swift’s next appearance will be in Melbourne on Friday evening, so she’s already traveled to Australia.

(APA/dpa/Reuters)

Source: Vienna

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