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Shots during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade

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Shots during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade

As of: February 15, 2024 1:21 a.m

Shots were fired at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade. According to police, one person was killed and more than 20 others were injured. It is unclear whether the crime is related to the parade.

One person was killed in shots fired during the big parade in Kansas City, Missouri, celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory. The police also assume that 22 people were injured. Three suspects were arrested.

US President Joe Biden has been informed of the incident, the White House said. All Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches and staff are safe, said Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.

The event site was evacuated

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. Television images showed how the event site was evacuated.

“The investigation has just begun. And we are working to clear all surrounding areas and businesses,” Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a news conference. She did not give any details about the arrested suspects; the background to the crime was still unclear. “We don’t have a motive at the moment.”

The number of other injuries is still being determined, Graves said. The injuries identified so far are exclusively firearm injuries. According to the fire department, there are several seriously injured people.

Kansas City Chiefs celebrated Super Bowl title

The Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their fourth Super Bowl title at the parade. The team around star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was loudly cheered by thousands of fans along a 3.22 kilometer route through Kansas City.

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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,” wrote Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs on X.

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. The Chiefs had previously won the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1970, 2020 and 2023.

Katrin Brand, ARD Washington, tagesschau, February 15, 2024 12:25 a.m

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