“Praying For Kansas City” – Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs Players Send Out Prayers, Thank First Responders Amidst Super Bowl Parade Shooting

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The Super Bowl Parade for the Kansas City Chiefs quickly turned from a joyous occasion to a living nightmare earlier today.

Shortly after the parade concluded, shots rang out near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The parade route ended at the Union Station location, and the stage for the finale of the celebration was set up just outside of the building.

Early reports have stated that 10 to 15 people were injured in the shooting, and it has now been confirmed that one person has died. The Kansas City Fire Department stated early on that two armed individuals were detained near the scene of the crime.

Based upon on videos that were captured during the chaos, it is believed that brave parade goers helped capture at least one of the shooting suspects. Kansas City Police officers and authorities, along with those heroic citizens, are being applauded for their response to the tragic shooting.

Kansas City Chiefs players and coaches were still in the area when the shooting took place. Their safety has been confirmed by posts online, as many of them were on buses heading back to Arrowhead Stadium following the conclusion of the parade.

Patrick Mahomes sent this message out on social media in response to the heartbreaking violent acts that took place in Kansas City:

Other Kansas City Chiefs players followed along with their quarterback and leader, and sent out hopeful messages of their own after hearing the sad news of the shooting and the fans in attendance that were injured:

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