- The players decided to step forward and help the terrified children in the midst of the tragedy.
- All players are safe, with their families and accounted for by the team.
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Kansas City Chiefs players were able to walk away from the scene of a mass shooting after their Super Bowl victory parade, and some in particular were a calming presence amid the tragedy.
According to NFL insider Albert Breer, offensive linemen Trey Smith and Austin Reiter and backup quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Chris Oladukun helped try to calm the panicking children.
In particular, Smith “went to an upset kid, gave him the WWE title, and sat with him until he calmed down.”
The mayor of Kansas City confirmed that all the team’s players were accounted for and safe.
That includes head coach Andy Reid, who was seen hugging a concerned high school student amid the chaos.
Chiefs players helped calm children who were terrified after the shooting in Kansas City.
All players are safe, accounted for and with their families, according to the Chiefs.
One person died and 21 others were injured as a result of Wednesday’s violence.
After the shooting, the Chiefs issued a statement saying, “We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside Union Station at the conclusion of today’s parade and rally.” Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and all of Kansas City.
‘We are in close communication with the mayor’s office and the Kansas City Police Department.
“At this time, we have confirmed that all of our players, coaches, staff and their families are safe and accounted for.
“We are grateful to local law enforcement and first responders who were on scene to assist.”
One person was killed and 21 others were injured in the horrific shooting that unfolded shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, moments after the crew, including Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes, left the stage.
Terrifying footage captured the frantic aftermath of the shooting as terrified fans ran for their lives. Groups of fans were seen heroically taking down a gunman and police said two gunmen were detained, although their identities remain unclear.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that several children may also have been shot and killed in the tragic celebration and were rushed to nearby Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Kansas City Fire reportedly said that of those injured, five were “serious,” three were “critical” and one person had non-life-threatening injuries.