One dead and several injured after shooting at Super Bowl parade in Kansas City

The shooting happened at a train station on the outskirts of the victory parade in Kansas City on Wednesday, where up to a million people had taken to the streets to celebrate the team.

According to Kansas City Fire Department spokesman Michael Hopkins, one person has died and at least 14 others have been injured, reports ABC News.

The police were later able to confirm that the number of gunshot wounds had risen to at least 21 people, including children.

– We have eight people with life-threatening injuries, seven seriously injured and six people with minor injuries, said Ross Grundyson, director of the rescue service in Kansas City during a press conference.

Three people have been detained, two of whom were armed, the police say. The motive for the mass shooting is still unclear.

The world stars express their grief

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes expressed his grief on social media after the tragic turn in the celebration.

“I pray for Kansas City,” writes the world star in a post on X.

Teammate Drue Tranquill also spoke out.

“Pray with me for all the victims of this terrible act. Pray that the doctors will be sharp and that everyone will be fine.”

All players, coaches and other staff of the football team must be unharmed and safe, says the city’s mayor, Quinton Lucas.

– I was in the parade myself with my family. I’m just as heartbroken as everyone else. My thoughts go out to the victims and their relatives, he said at a press conference shortly after the shooting.