9 children shot during Kansas City Super Bowl parade that left one person dead and up to 29 injured

Thursday, February 15, 2024
 – Nine children were shot during the Kansas City Super Bowl parade on Wednesday, February 14, which left one person dead and up to 29 people injured.

Two gunmen opened fire inside Union Station moments after the team including Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes left the stage to celebrate in the city following the Chiefs victory on Sunday.

Children's Mercy Kansas City said the hospital was treating 12 patients, including eleven kids, TMZ reported nine of them have gunshot wounds. Police have also confirmed that they have detained three people.

St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City received one gunshot patient in critical condition and three walk-ins with injuries that were not life-threatening, spokesperson Laurel Gifford said.

'When you have this many casualties, it´s going to get spread out among a lot of hospitals so that you don´t overwhelm any single ER,' she said.

In a press conference in the last hour, Police Chief Stacey Graves said: 'We are working to determine if one of the three is the one that was in that video, where fans assisted police.'

Graves also said that firearms were recovered following the shooting, saying: 'We have recovered firearms. I don't have a number for you or a calibre.'

No charges have been announced, and police said no motive has been determined.

While Kansas City Fire Chief Ross Grundyson said that eight victims had immediately life-threatening injuries.

Graves said at a press conference around two hours after the shooting that officers sprang into action and quickly apprehended the gunmen.

The incident came moments after superstars including the quarterback, Mahomes, greeted fans following the team's historic 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

The team were on buses returning to Arrowhead Stadium when the shooting started.

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