Chiefs star Travis Kelce has said he is “heartbroken” after his team’s Super Bowl parade turned violent, with a shooting in Kansas City injuring at least 29 people and leaving one dead.
The shooting occurred inside Union Station shortly after 3:30 p.m., and Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves later said three suspects had been taken into custody.
“I am heartbroken by the tragedy that took place today,” Kelce said.
‘My heart goes out to everyone who came to celebrate with us and has been affected. KC, you mean a lot to me.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas confirmed during a press conference that all Chiefs players and staff are safe and accounted for following the shooting.
Travis Kelce has said he is “heartbroken” by the events that occurred on Wednesday
Kelce was enjoying championship celebrations earlier the day before tragedy struck.
Chiefs vice president of content and production Robert G. Alberino Jr also confirmed that the organization’s production team, game day cheer team, flag team and mascots were all accounted for.
The shooting occurred seconds after the crew, including Kelce and Patrick Mahomes, left the stage.
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.
Mahomes shared a message on social media about an hour after the shooting.
Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs were celebrating before the shooting
Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill 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 team buses left the site approximately half an hour after the incident to return to Arrowhead Stadium.