Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes offered his prayers after a shooting in Super Bowl champions victory parade.
Chiefs celebrations outside Union Station in Kansas City descended into chaos Wednesday when gunshots rang out after stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce had just left the stage.
At least 10 people may have been injured and several children were reportedly rushed to nearby Children’s Mercy Hospital and one is dead.
Super Bowl MVP Mahomes shared a message on social media about an hour after the shooting, after the Chiefs were believed to have been escorted to Arrowhead Stadium.
‘Praying for Kansas City…’ the quarterback posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Patrick Mahomes offered prayers after shooting at Chiefs victory parade
The Super Bowl MVP shared a message on social media about an hour after the shooting.
Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill, 28, also urged fans to join him in prayer in a message shared on social media.
“Please join me in praying for all the victims of this heinous act,” the Chiefs player posted.
‘Pray for the doctors and first responders to have steady hands and for everyone to experience complete healing.’
The Chiefs have yet to confirm if any team members or their family members were injured, but team buses left the scene about a half-hour after the incident to return to Arrowhead Stadium.
The two gunmen were arrested, although their identities and motives remain unclear.
The photo shows a man in a red hoodie being arrested, although it is unclear if he was one of those involved in the shooting.
Officers are now evacuating the streets surrounding the train station, where up to a million people had gathered to celebrate the victory.
Fans were seen leaving the venue, and several people were carried away on stretchers.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill, 28, also urged fans to join him in prayer.
The Super Bowl champion shared a message about a half hour after the shooting.
Police said they would release everyone inside Union Square about 15 minutes after the shooting unfolded.
The live broadcast on KSHB 41 showed crowds outside Union Station, where the parade ended, quickly dispersing, jumping over some barriers to make a hasty escape.
The announcers said members of the crowd told them to get down and people ran inside.
They added that team members had said they heard several loud noises before fans began fleeing the scene near the World War I museum and memorial.
Moments earlier, stars Mahomes and Kelce had been enjoying their back-to-back Super Bowl triumph, hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy in front of their adoring fans for the third time in five years.
But scenes of celebration quickly turned into scenes of chaos and anguish.