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‘Multiple people’ hit in shooting during Kansas City Superbowl celebrations | Gun Violence News

  • February 14, 2024

DEVELOPING STORY,

Police take two armed people into custody for investigation after shooting during parade.

Shots have been fired at a parade to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Superbowl victory, with local police declaring that “multiple people” had been struck.

Kansas City Police added that two armed people had been taken into custody “for more investigation” following the shooting near the US city’s Union Station on Wednesday.

“Anyone nearby needs to leave the area as quickly and safely as possible to facilitate treatment of the shooting victims,” the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department said in a social media post.

“We are still trying to determine the number of shooting victims,” the police also said.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Hopkins told the Associated Press that eight to 10 people had been injured after the shooting, but declined to give further comment, saying that more information would be released soon.

Kansas City Chiefs players and fans had been supporting the team’s second successive victory in American football’s most prestigious event, after the franchise defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Fans had filled the centre of Kansas City, with cannons firing confetti at the crowds, and DJs playing music.

However, that mood of celebration quickly turned into fear, with police officers rushing towards the area where the shooting took place with their guns drawn, and ambulances quickly arriving.

Kansas City police said that “child reunification stations” were set up at the main entrance to Union Station, and at 2301 Main Street. “We still have several needing reunification,” the department. Police also asked witnesses to the shooting to go to a corner near Union Station.

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