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Several shot at Super Bowl parade in Kansas City
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Several shot at Super Bowl parade in Kansas City

People had gathered to celebrate Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win

A number of people are said to have been shot at the Kansas City Chief's celebratory Super Bowl parade, according to officials.

The team proved victorious against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (February 11).

Following their win, there's been a parade put on in Missouri today (February 14), but things have taken a turn for the worse following a shooting.

It's reported that several people have been shot.

The Kansas City Fire Department have since confirmed that one person has died and nine others have been injured.

CNN reported that five victims had been taken to The University Health Truman Medical Center, according to medical center's managing communications director.

The conditions of those injured has still not been confirmed yet.

Two armed individuals have been detained by police as the investigation continues.

Capt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said in a statement: "At the conclusion of the rally there were shots fired west of Union Station near the garage and several people were struck.

"We need people to exit the area as quickly and safely as possible and avoid the parking garage in order to facilitate treatment of shooting victims."

It's reported that 1 million Chiefs fans flocked to attend the parade.
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Elsewhere, the police department took to social media to urge people to stay away from the area surrounding Kansas City's Union Station.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly was one of the hundreds of people who were inside Union Station at the time of the ordeal and has since confirmed that she's safe and well.

She tweeted: "I have been evacuated and am out of harm's way. I encourage everyone to follow instructions and updates from @kcpolice. Please stay safe."

The shooting comes shortly after another incident earlier in the day.

According to Officer Alayna Gonzalez, two people were shot near 27th and McGee streets.

Police say they have detained two armed people.
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The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, The Kansas City Star reports.

In the wake of the tragedy, Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill has taken to X to address the incident.

"Please join me in prayer for all the victims in this heinous act," he penned.

"Pray that doctors & first responders would have steady hands & that all would experience full healing."

Dozens have since echoed similar sentiments.

One person replied: "I was there for the parade, I would have never thought this fun time of celebration would turn into chaos. Prayers to all the victims."

"I’m heartbroken for those victims," said another.

"Prayers. This is devastating," a third went on to say.

It's said that around one million football fans and 600 law enforcement officials were in attendance this afternoon.

UNILAD has contacted Kansas City Police Department for further comment.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl, News, US News, Sport, Police