BREAKING UPDATE: 1 dead, at least 21 injured after shooting at Super Bowl parade in Kansas City

Police said they took two armed people into custody and there are multiple victims.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
On Wednesday, authorities responded to shots fired during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade celebration near Union Station.

In a Wednesday evening press conference, police chief Stacey Graves said that 22 people were injured in total, including the one confirmed fatality. Three people have been arrested.


Some patients were transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas, which an official confirmed takes patients up to 17 years of age.

Eight patients had what were considered immediately life-threatening injuries, seven had life-threatening injuries.

Kansas City Police informed the public to vacate the area.

"Shots have been fired around Union Station. Please leave the area," the department wrote on X. "Shots were fired west of Union Station near the garage and multiple people were struck. We took two armed people into custody for more investigation."

Video footage taken during the parade shows law enforcement officers running into Union Station while parade participants scurry out of the location.

In a follow-up post, the KC Police Department said: "Anyone nearby needs to leave the area as quickly and safely as possible to facilitate treatment of the shooting victims. Please avoid the Union Station parking garage area to allow first responders through."

A witness described the incident to Sam McDowell, a sports columnist for the Kansas City Star, and said: "I thought it was fireworks. It sounded like a ton of very rapid succession very quick shots. I'd say 15 to 20 in a very short amount of time."

"A lot of people scattered in confusion," the witness said.

Video footage emerged of KC Chiefs fans allegedly subduing one of the shooters. A group can be seen running towards a person and then tackling them to the ground.

In a press conference held on Wednesday afternoon, police chief Stacey Graves said that shots were fired on the west side of Union Station at the end of the Chiefs celebration, and that two people were taken into custody. Over 800 law enforcement areas from agencies in the area responded to the shooting.


Graves stressed that "this investigation is just beginning, and we are working safely to clear all surrounding areas and businesses."

She said that while there wasn’t an exact figure, the number of those injured could be up to 10 to 15. She added that she believed none of the people shot were children, and no officer injuries were reported.

She said "it’s going to take us a little bit to determine exactly what led up to the shooting."

In a statement, the Kansas City Chiefs wrote, "we are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside of Union Station at the conclusion of today’s parade and rally. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all of Kansas City. We are in close communication with the Mayor’s office as well as the Kansas City Police Department.

The team said that all players, coaches, staff, and their families are safe and accounted for.

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