A fatal shooting occurred in Kansas City, Missouri, after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win parade, resulting in one fatality and at least 21 injuries, as reported by officials on Wednesday. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves labeled the incident a “tragedy” and announced the detention of three suspects for investigation. Victims, some with life-threatening injuries, were taken to various hospitals, including Children’s Mercy Kansas City Hospital, where 11 children between 6 and 15 years old were treated. All patients are expected to fully recover.

The shooting transpired outside Union Station as Chiefs fans were leaving. The active investigation, covering a large area, is ongoing, with at least one firearm recovered, and a motive remains unclear. Witness accounts described chaos and panic, with some seeking shelter and praying for safety. The police chief expressed anger, emphasizing the expectation of a secure environment for celebration.

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Approximately 1 million paradegoers were expected at the celebration. All Chiefs players, coaches, and staff are confirmed to be safe. Social media posts from players, including Patrick Mahomes, Drue Tranquill, and Trey Smith, expressed condolences and called for prayers for the victims. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, present at the event, praised first responders’ professionalism and quick actions, while President Joe Biden has been briefed on the incident, according to the White House.

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