One Dead, Multiple Injured in Shooting at Kansas City Super Bowl Parade

Shots were fired following a Feb. 14 parade celebrating Kansas City Chiefs’ 2024 Super Bowl win, with one person dead and multiple people injured from the incident, according to authorities.

By Gabrielle Chung Feb 14, 2024 9:38 PMTags
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A parade celebrating Kansas City Chiefs' recent Super Bowl win has ended on a tragic note.

One person was killed and at least 21 more were wounded when gunfire erupted near Union Station at the end of a Feb. 14 rally for the NFL team, according to Kansas City Police Department Chief Stacey Graves

"I'm angry at what happened today," she said in a press conference. "The people who came to this celebration should expect a safe environment."

Graves added that three people, whose names have not been released, were detained in the wake of the shooting. 

She further stated said an investigation is ongoing.

Condition of the victims ranges from critical to non-threatening, Kansas City Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Hopkins told NBC News.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said during the press conference that all Chiefs players, coaches and staff were accounted for and safe. 

Among those celebrating the Chiefs' Feb. 11 Super Bowl win alongside Travis KelcePatrick Mahomes and the team was Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. "I have been evacuated and am out of harm's way," she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, shortly after the shooting. "I encourage everyone to follow instructions and updates from @kcpolice. Please stay safe."

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Meanwhile, in a separate statement of their own posted to social media, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his wife Teresa Parson said they were also "safe and secure."

"State law enforcement personnel are assisting local authorities in response efforts," the couple continued. "As we wait to learn more, our hearts go out to the victims."


In the aftermath, several Chiefs players spoke out on social media, with quarterback Mahomes writing on X that he was "praying for Kansas City."

Linebacker Drue Tranquill condemned the fatal incident as a "heinous act," while guard Trey Smith thanked "first responders who ran towards the sound of danger."

Smith added, "You're the ones who should be celebrated today."

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This story was updated on Feb. 14, 2024, at 3:45 p.m. PT with additional details following a second police press conference.

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