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One dead and at least 21 injured after shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl party: three suspects arrested

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– A shooting occurred Wednesday at the end of the Chiefs victory parade in downtown Kansas City. They celebrated the Super Bowl victory there.

– One person, a radio DJ from Kansas City, was killed. 21 others were injured, including children. 8 injured people are in danger of death.

– Three suspects were arrested.

– Terrorism is not initially considered.

Beastie Boys classic ‘Fight for your right’ blasted through the speakers at Union Station when shots were heard and panic broke out on Wednesday afternoon (local time). At that time, hundreds of thousands of people attended a victory party for the Kansas City Chiefs. They had won the Super Bowl on Sunday, the final of the American NFL competition and the largest sporting event in the world. At 11 a.m. local time (6 p.m. in our country) there was a parade through the streets of the city, followed by a gathering at the train station. A stage was set up there and the players had a party with their many fans.

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It is there that several shots were fired as the event was nearing its end and many of those present were leaving. One person, a DJ from the radio station KKFI 90.1, was killed. “It is with sincere sadness and extremely heavy and broken hearts that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan, host of Taste of Tejano, was killed today in the shooting at the KC Chiefs rally,” it said radio station know on Facebook.

21 other people were injured, police confirmed. “I’m angry about what happened,” emotional Police Chief Stacey Graves said during a news conference Wednesday evening. “The people who came to this celebration deserved a safe celebration. We had 850 officers present to ensure that. But despite their presence, people with evil intentions have dared to commit terrible acts. I am very proud of all my officers for acting immediately and helping injured people right away.”

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Mayor Quinton Lucas also addressed the press. “I was there with my wife and my mother, and I was in the station when I heard shots. I immediately fled, just like everyone present. This is definitely a tragedy, one that we in Kansas City never expected. And we will remember this for a long time. When you have people who bring weapons to events, celebrations like this for example, and they decide to do harm, we all become members of a club that no one wants to belong to. The club of people who have experienced mass shootings.”

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Joe Biden: “This cuts deep into the American soul”

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President Joe Biden said today’s shooting “cuts deep into the American soul” and should spur voters to call on Congress to take action on gun measures.

“Today’s events should move us, shock us, move us to action,” he said in a lengthy statement. “We know what we have to do, we just need the courage to do it.

Biden, noting that today marks the six-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, reiterated his call for Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on assault weapons.

He added that both he and first lady Jill Biden “pray for today’s dead and injured in Kansas City, and for our country to find the resolve to end this senseless epidemic of gun violence that is tearing us apart.”

Three suspects arrested

According to a latest update from police, eight victims are in critical condition, seven are said to have life-threatening injuries, six have minor injuries.

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The police managed to arrest three suspects. According to local media, fans present helped to overpower the armed people, but the police could not confirm this. “I heard that too, but I’m not sure,” said the police chief. Apart from the arrested persons, no suspects are being sought for the time being. There is also no clarity yet about a motive. “But we are going to investigate this. That may take a while, but we will do it thoroughly.”

Chaos

“Suddenly people started to flee. We didn’t know what was happening, but in this day and age you just follow along when people flee,” two attendees told ABC news. Video footage shows chaos at the train station. Many fans who were leaving after the festivities panicked and walked away as dozens of police entered the station. The police ask everyone to stay as far away from the station as possible.

“I pray for Kansas City,” wrote Patrick Mahones, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and match winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl, on X. Mike Parson, the governor of Missouri, and his wives were at the event when the shots were fired became. They were brought to safety, he posts on X. He also thanks the police for their quick intervention. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly was also in attendance. She is also doing well.

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