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One dead at Chiefs celebration


Nine persons injured after mass shooting

At least one person was killed and nine others injured in a shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, after a rally Wednesday celebrating the Chiefs Super Bowl victory, authorities said.

Kansas City Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Hopkins said that in addition to the person who was killed, three were in critical condition, five others were in serious condition and one person had non-life-threatening injuries.

Two people were detained after the shooting near a garage west of Union Station, the Kansas City Police Department said in a statement.

The department did not identify suspects. The shooting appears to be criminal in nature and not terrorism, according to an early and preliminary investigation, three law enforcement officials briefed on the incident said.

The statement asked for people to quickly leave the area in an effort to provide the victims with medical aid.

Thousands of people had gathered in downtown Kansas City for a celebratory parade and rally at Union Station after the Chiefs Super Bowl win on Sunday.

A senior White House official said that the Biden administration was "closely monitoring" the situation and that “federal law enforcement is on scene supporting local law enforcement.”

Drue Tranquill, a linebacker with the Chiefs, asked people to join him in prayer for the victims over “this heinous act.”

“Pray that doctors & first responders would have steady hands & that all would experience full healing,” he said on X.

"Praying for Kansas City," Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes also said on the platform.

The Kansas governor was at the celebration and was safely evacuated.