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Shots Fired at Chiefs Super Bowl Parade, Police Say: What We Know

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Several people were shot at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City Police Department confirmed on X, formerly Twitter.

Kansas City police said shots were fired west of Union Station near a parking garage close to the event’s main stage. Multiple people were struck, though the exact number and the severity of injuries have yet to be determined.

Police say they took two armed people into custody for further investigation, and shared in an email to Newsweek that “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.”

People flee after shots were fired near the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on February 14 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

Many on scene have been escorted away from Union Station after first being told to get under the parade’s stage, according to NFL reporter James Palmer, who is on-site. Local reporter Jacob Meikel shared a video that showed heavy police presence in the area moving toward Union Station.

“Many of you have footage of the many officers securing Union Station,” the Kansas City Police Department said in an email to Newsweek. “They are working to provide for the safety of everyone inside Union Station and expedite care of those injured.”

The department said further updates will be provided when it has additional information.

Newsweek contacted the NFL via email seeking comment.