Kansas City Chiefs Respond to Super Bowl Parade Shooting

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Following a fatal shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade on February 14 in Kansas City, Missouri, team members have expressed their condolences and offered prayers for the victims. Patrick Mahomes, the team’s quarterback, his wife Brittany, tight end Travis Kelce, and linebacker Drue Tranquill were among those who voiced their sympathy.

Mahomes, 28, used the “X” social media platform, previously known as Twitter, to express his concern, posting, “Praying for Kansas City.” Tranquill, also 28, urged others to join him in prayer for the victims. Brittany Mahomes shared her support for the victims via an Instagram story, calling the shooting a difficult time not only for Kansas City but also for the nation.

Stacey Graces, Kansas City Police Chief, reported that one person was killed and 22 others were injured in a shooting near Union Station, shortly after the Chiefs’ players had left the stage. Kelce shared his devastation over the tragic event on social media and pledged his support for all the affected attendees. He emphasized the importance of Kansas City to him.

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, 43, a Johnson County mother of two and beloved disc jockey in Kansas City, was confirmed killed in the shooting.

The shooting started as a dispute among a group of teenagers. The Jackson County Family Court division announced Friday, February 16 that two teens had been taken into custody and charged as juveniles.

Both the NFL and the Chiefs posted statements of sorrow and condolences over the tragic shooting on social media. The Chiefs confirmed that all players, coaches, staff, and their families were safe. Other players, including Mecole Hardman Jr. and Trey Smith, extended their prayers for those affected. Smith specifically thanked the first responders.

Several NFL stars spoke out about the incident, calling for political action to address the issue of mass shootings in the U.S. Justin Reid, a fellow Chiefs player, posted on social media that such violence should not be normalized and expressed his hope for the implementation of effective solutions.

After the tragic incident that overshadowed the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, key members of the team including Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes held a subdued celebration at the Granfalloon Restaurant And Bar in Kansas City. Sources close to the situation revealed that Mahomes initiated this private event shortly after the team’s Super Bowl victory.

The shooting cast a shadow over the celebration. The venue was exclusively reserved for a limited number of players and their families, indicating an effort to maintain a sense of unity and support among the team members during this difficult time. Several team members, led by coach Andy Reid, chose not to attend, reflecting the serious mood and the impact of the day’s events.

Photos obtained by DailyMail.com show Kelce, a notable figure in the NFL, at the sports bar with teammates and their partners. Mahomes’ decision to arrange this event underscores his leadership within the team, both on and off the field, especially during times of adversity.

According to the non-profit tracking organization Gun Violence Archive, the shooting at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade was the 48th mass shooting in the U.S. this year. The tracker defines a mass shooting as an incident where four or more people are killed or injured, excluding the shooter. By Thursday morning, two more mass shootings had occurred in Baton Rouge and Memphis.

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