Kansas City Super Bowl parade marred by shooting, Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs players ask for prayers

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Chaos broke out during the Super Bowl parade for the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday afternoon when a shooting occurred near the victory rally. Tragically, one person was killed and 22 others were injured in the incident, according to the police.

Patrick Mahomes, who had just celebrated Kansas City’s consecutive Super Bowl victories with his teammates, took to X to post a message within an hour of the Kansas City Police confirming that two armed suspects had been apprehended after several individuals were injured near the Union Station garage at approximately 2 p.m. local time.

Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, was seen observing the scene before the start of Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The photograph, captured by Ryan Kang/Getty Images, showcases Mahomes in action.

Mahomes expressed his support for Kansas City, saying, “I am praying for Kansas City.”


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Star tight end Travis Kelce expressed deep sorrow and heartbreak over the tragic incident.

Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill, who attended the parade as well, took to social media to denounce the shooting as a “heinous act.”

In a heartfelt message posted on X, the fifth-year player urged everyone to come together in prayer for all the victims affected by this heinous act.

Let us pray for the doctors and first responders, that they may have steady hands in their work. May everyone who is in need of healing experience complete restoration.

As the news unfolded, an influx of messages started flooding social media platforms.

According to James Palmer from the NFL Network, who was present at the parade in Kansas City, their crew was instructed to take cover under the stage while the police dealt with the shooting incident.

In a social media post, he expressed gratitude for the safety of his crew and praised the exceptional support provided by law enforcement.

On February 14, 2024, in Kansas City, MO, USA, the police were called to clear the area following an incident of shots being fired during the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory in Super Bowl LVIII. The authorities swiftly responded to ensure the safety of the crowd and maintain order. This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the need for heightened security measures during large public events.

During a press conference on Wednesday evening, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves announced that three individuals had been detained.

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