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Patrick Mahomes Releases Statement After Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade Shooting

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is standing with his city after a shooting at the team’s Super Bowl LVIII parade.

“Praying for Kansas City … 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽,” Mahomes, 28, wrote via X on Wednesday, February 14, after learning about the incident that afternoon. His wife, Brittany Mahomes, shared a similar sentiment, writing: “Shooting people is never the answer. Praying for Kansas City & America in general, this is rough.”

Brittany, 28, issued a second statement an hour later, saying she’s “highly embarrassed and disappointed in this” series of events. She explained via her Instagram Story that “Super Bowl wins will never be the same because of this, it’s devastating.”

She continued: “Lives lost and people injured during something that was supposed to be a celebration. Horrible and traumatizing. So many prayers going to the families involved.”

Patrick Mahomes Releases Statement After Kansas City Chiefs Parade Shooting
Patrick Mahomes. Kara Durrette/Getty Images

News broke on Wednesday that there were shots fired around Union Station in Kansas City shortly after the football team exited the stage.

The Kansas City Missouri Police Department announced via X on Wednesday that “multiple people were struck” after shots were fired near a garage close to the event. ABC News has since confirmed that one person has died.

KMBC News reported that two people had been detained in relation to the shooting and the scene was declared “a fluid situation.”

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The police shared an updated report via a press conference on Wednesday, saying that 10 to 15 people were injured and one was deceased.

Hours prior, Kansas City was full of team spirit as residents toasted to the Chiefs third Super Bowl win in five years. (The Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime on Sunday, February 11.)

Mahomes led the team to victory with help from tight end Travis Kelce, running back Isiah Pacheco, receiver Mecole Hardman (who caught the winning touchdown) and kicker Harrison Butker (who tied the game at end of regulation to send them to overtime).

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After partying on buses and greeting the fans on Wednesday, Mahomes, Kelce, 34, coach Andy Reid and more took the stage at Union Station to thank everyone for their continued support.

“Kansas City let me hear you one time. Man, what a year. It’s a battle through the adversity to continue to go. To go for that championship,” Mahomes said during his speech. “They all doubted us, I don’t wanna hear any different. But you know who came through in the end that’s the Kansas City Chiefs. I just want to thank everybody here because Chiefs Kingdom you’re the reason we do what we do.”

Kelce, for his part, had the crowd sing along to his own version of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places,” in which he swapped the lyrics to depict the team’s journey to the Super Bowl.

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“Blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots and ruined the niners affair. The last one to know, we were the last one to show, we were the last ones they thought they’d see there,” he roared. “And I saw the surprise, that fear in their eyes. Pat took that glass of champagne, I promise you. And I toasted you. Honey, we’re through …”

Once the rally was done, they exited the stage and left the city center. Minutes later, shots rang out and police swifty responded to the active crime scene. The investigation is ongoing.

“Please join me in prayer for all the victims in this heinous act,” Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill wrote via X on Wednesday. “Pray that doctors & first responders would have steady hands & that all would experience full healing.”

Safety Justin Reid also shared a message of hope, writing via X, “Praying for everyone in Kansas City at the parade.”

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