1 dead, more than 20 injured in shooting after Super Bowl parade

7:41 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

What we know: Children were also injured in shootings after the parade for the Super Bowl winner

By Staff Police responded after shots were fired near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images A community that came together on Sunday to celebrate a dramatic Super Bowl win by the Kansas City Chiefs is now recovering from a shooting that left dozens of people, including children, injured. At least 22 people suffered gunshot wounds and one of them died, Kansas City officials said Wednesday.

But there's still a lot police don't know as they begin their investigation into the tragic end to a holiday in the Missouri city.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the shooting, which occurred following a Chiefs parade and rally, is at least the 48th mass shooting in the United States so far this year.

Here's what we know so far:

The victims: There are at least 22 people with gunshot wounds, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said. One of those people died, said Ross Grundyson, interim chief of the Kansas City Fire Department. Some of the shooting victims were children, he added. Officials are still working to identify the person killed.

What we know about the condition of the survivors:

  • Eight immediately suffered life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospitals within 10 minutes, according to Grundyson.
  • 7 suffered life-threatening injuries
  • 6 had minor injuries

What happened: The shooting occurred on the west side of Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Graves said. Although witnesses reported seeing officers running into surrounding buildings, the police chief said the incident occurred outside. When officers arrived on scene, they immediately began helping the injured.

Detained people: Graves said police have arrested three people for further investigation. She previously said that when officers arrived at the scene, they arrested two people and even chased one person. There is a video circulating that shows “some fans attacking someone,” she said. Authorities are trying to determine whether one of the people arrested is the same person seen in the video. Graves also said police recovered firearms.

Important things we don't know yet:

  • How many shots were fired?
  • The amount of time between shots
  • The motif
  • Who was the shooter and there was more than one

What is happening now: Police are collecting physical and digital evidence, conducting interviews and asking the victims some questions, Graves said. “There is still a lot of work ahead of us, this is just the beginning, but we are doing it as quickly as we can,” she said. According to the White House, federal law enforcement agencies assisted.

Reaction: The Kansas City Chiefs organization said in a statement it was saddened by the shooting, calling it a “senseless act of violence.” The National Football League said its thoughts were “with the victims and all those affected” and thanked law enforcement. Some individual players also shared messages of support on social media.