NewsPlayers and politicians grieving after a mass shooting in Kansas. "I am heartbroken"

Players and politicians grieving after a mass shooting in Kansas. "I am heartbroken"

Players and politicians grieving after a mass shooting in Kansas. "I am heartbroken"
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3:53 AM EST, February 15, 2024

On Wednesday, February 14, another tragedy involving the use of firearms occurred. During the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade, unknown assailants fired shots into the crowd. "I am heartbroken," wrote the star of the new Super Bowl champions, Travis Kelce, on social media.

Super Bowl LVIII occurred on Sunday, February 11, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. The Kansas City Chiefs won, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25:22. This is the Kansas team's fourth Super Bowl triumph in history.

Unfortunately, Kansas City Chiefs fans couldn't enjoy the success of their favorite team for long. 3 days later, on Wednesday, February 14, a mass shooting occurred during a parade celebrating this victory. According to media reports, at least one person lost their life, and a total of 22 were injured, including eight children. So far, the police have arrested three suspects.

Shortly after this tragedy, Kansas City Chiefs players, including Travis Kelce, the team's tight end, began to express their grief on social media. "I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today. My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me", wrote Kelce on X.

One of the biggest stars of the entire NFL and Kansas City Chiefs player, Patrick Mahomes, also commented on the shooting. "Praying for Kansas City…" wrote Mahomes on X.

Besides from the players, also the politicians expressed their condolences for the victims of this tragedy. An example can be Vice President Kamala Harris, who posted short video on X.

"Today was supposed to be a day of celebration for a community of people to come together and feel a sense of joy. And, yet, it is another day where America experienced senseless gun violence. You know, gun violence is the number one cause of death for children in America. Not some form of illness or car accident. Gun violence. And the reality of it is a lot of this can be prevented if members of legislatures including the United States Congress just have the courage to act with reasonable gun safety laws. And I think it's incredibly important for everyone to understand it doesn't have to be this way. Of course, Doug and I and all of us, I know, our prayers are with the families who have been so horribly affected and with the community, that has been so horribly affected", said VP Harris in her statement.

Sources: X

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