NFL: One dead and more than 20 injured at Super Bowl parade

The Kansas City Chiefs' big parade after their fourth Super Bowl title was overshadowed by a serious incident.

NFL: One dead and more than 20 injured at Super Bowl parade

The Kansas City Chiefs' big parade after their fourth Super Bowl title was overshadowed by a serious incident. Shots were fired on the sidelines of the event. Several people were shot in the city of Kansas City, Missouri, the police said on X, formerly Twitter.

The police assume one fatality and more than 20 injuries. Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference. TV images showed how the event site was evacuated. According to police, the shots were fired near the train station near a parking garage. It is unclear whether the crime was connected to the victory parade.

Mahomes and Co. were previously celebrated by thousands

The team around star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was loudly cheered by thousands of fans along a 3.22 kilometer route through Kansas City. Players and coaches traveled in a red double-decker bus. Since many schools remained closed for the day, there were also numerous children among the fans.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25:22 after overtime in Las Vegas on Sunday in an exciting National Football League final. The Chiefs had previously won the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1970, 2020 and 2023.

According to the media, superstar Taylor Swift did not accompany her boyfriend Travis Kelce at the parade and victory speeches, unlike on Sunday. As several portals consistently reported, the singer has already landed in Melbourne, Australia, where she is performing on Friday evening. In the run-up to the Super Bowl, Swift made headlines because she traveled from Tokyo especially for the game. According to the AP news agency, his mother Donna Kelce was seen at Kelce's side at the parade.

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