Chiefs parade shooting: One dead, multiple wounded in Kansas City

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   February 15, 2024   Update on : February 15, 2024

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One person was killed and at least 21 others, including young children and teens, were wounded in a shooting near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade Wednesday.

According to Kansas City police, the shooting took place west of Union Station, outside near the garage, as Chiefs fans were leaving, reports ABC News.

The incident happened when the rally ended, the Chiefs went into Union Station, and fans followed the players to get autographs, said Paradegoer Arnold Sauther.

Later, they all suddenly started running out and all these policemen come running in there, Sauther told Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC.

Kansas City Fire Department chief Ross Grundyson said of the 21 injured, eight had “immediately” life-threatening injuries, seven had life-threatening injuries and six had minor injuries, reports CBS news.

According to the officials at Children’s Mercy Hospital, 12 children –from 6 to 15 years old– were being treated at the hospital and nine of them had gunshot wounds.

However, none were in critical condition and all were expected to recover, said the officials.

Kansas City Police Department Chief Stacey Graves said the shooting happened west of Union Station.

All Chiefs players, coaches, and staff members had been accounted for, officials said.

After the shooting, three people were taken into custody shortly, said Graves, adding that one suspect was arrested after being chased by police shortly after the shots were fired.

Graves added at least one firearm was recovered.

Graves said police launched an investigation of the motive for the shooting.

 The person who was killed could not identified officially.


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