Travis Kelce, others break silence over Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting

Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting

Kansas City Chiefs stars such as tight end Travis Kelce, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and linebacker Drue Tranquill, among others, spoke out following the tragic shooting that resulted in one death and over 20 injuries during their Super Bowl victory parade at Kansas City’s landmark Union Station on Wednesday.

Expressing his sorrow, Kelce stated, “I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today.” He shared his sentiments on X, formerly known as Twitter, adding, “My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me.”

Meanwhile, Mahomes also took to X, writing: “Praying for Kansas City”.

Tranquill also posted on X, saying: “Please join me in prayer for all the victims in this heinous act.”

Donna Kelce, the mother of the Chiefs’ tight end, disclosed that the team was swiftly taken back to Arrowhead Stadium after the shooting incident.

“They got us out of there really fast,” she informed the Kansas City Star, referring to everyone who was with the team at the time.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas verified that all Chiefs players and staff were safe and unharmed after the shooting.

Additionally, the Chiefs’ Vice President of Content and Production, Robert G Alberino Jr, confirmed the safety of the organization’s production crew, game day crew, cheer team, flag team, and mascots.

The Chiefs also issued a statement expressing their deep sorrow over the tragic violence that transpired outside Union Station at the conclusion of the parade and rally.

The NFL also said it was “deeply saddened” by the day’s events while the Ravens, Raiders, Titans, Rams and Jets were among the teams to express their condolences as well.

More than 20 people were injured and one was killed when gunfire happened inside Union Station shortly after 3:30pm.

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