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Kansas City: Shots fired at Super Bowl victory parade – one dead, several injured

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Shots fired at Super Bowl victory parade – one dead, several injured

As of: 11:28 p.m. | Reading time: 2 minutes

The shots were fired near the train station in Kansas City

Quelle: Getty Images via AFP/JAMIE SQUIRE

A person was killed in the USA when shots were fired at the big parade celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory. 10 to 15 others were injured in the incident. Two armed suspects were arrested.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ big parade after their fourth Super Bowl title was overshadowed by a serious incident. Shots were fired on the sidelines of the event on Wednesday. A fire department spokesman said one person was killed. Up to 15 people were injured, said Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves. Three of them were in mortal danger and five were seriously injured.

Police said two armed suspects were arrested. There was initially no information available about the motive.

An injured person is being treated

Quelle: Getty Images via AFP/DAVID EULITT

The shots caused panic among the many fans. Victims were treated while lying on the ground before being taken away on stretchers by rescue workers.

“I thought it was fireworks,” witness John O’Connor told The Kansas City Star. He heard “between 15 and 20 shots in a short period of time.” Many police officers were at the scene, which was cordoned off with yellow tape.

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According to official information, the shots were fired near the train station near a parking garage. It was unclear whether the crime was connected to the victory parade. TV images showed how the event site was evacuated. The Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their fourth Super Bowl title at the big parade.

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Thousands of fans along the 3.22 kilometer route

Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his team were cheered on at the parade by thousands of fans along the three-kilometer route through Kansas City. Players and coaches traveled in a red double-decker bus. Since many schools remained closed for the day, there were also numerous children among the fans. “I’m praying for Kansas City,” Kansas City Chiefs forward Mahomes wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25:22 after overtime in Las Vegas on Sunday in an exciting National Football League final.

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According to the media, superstar Taylor Swift did not accompany her boyfriend Travis Kelce at the parade and victory speeches, unlike on Sunday. As several portals consistently reported, the singer has already landed in Melbourne, Australia, where she is performing on Friday evening. In the run-up to the Super Bowl, Swift made headlines because she traveled from Tokyo especially for the game. According to the AP news agency, his mother Donna Kelce was seen at Kelce’s side at the parade.

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