NewsTragedy despite the celebration. Mass shooting in Kansas during Super Bowl parade

Tragedy despite the celebration. Mass shooting in Kansas during Super Bowl parade

Tragedy despite the celebration. Mass shooting in Kansas during Super Bowl parade
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2:21 AM EST, February 15, 2024

At least one person is dead following the latest shooting in Kansas, Missouri, which occurred at a parade celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl LVIII.

Even though it's only February, this is the 48th mass shooting in the United States this year. It happened on Wednesday, February 14, during a parade during which thousands of fans celebrated the triumph of the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22 in the big game of Super Bowl LVIII.

According to local authorities quoted by the Associated Press, 22 people were injured, including eight children. One person died, and three are in critical condition.

The incident occurred near Union Station, and police said they had already arrested three people as part of the investigation. According to many media outlets and social media reports, the arrest was helped by fans who overpowered the suspects themselves.

"I didn't hesitate. It was just do it. So I went to go tackle him and another gentleman did the same thing and as I'm tackling him, I see his weapon either fall out of his hand or out of his sleeve", said the man responsible for tackling one of the suspects in the interview for KETV

Sources: Associated Press, CNN, CBS News, KETV

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