Multiple media outlets including KSHB and KMBZ are investigating a reported shooting near Union Station at the victory rally for the Chiefs.

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KSHB TV is reporting that police say shots were fired west of Union Station near the parking garage and that multiple people were shot. They're also reporting that the Kansas City Fire Department says there are 22 victims and that some of them are children. The shooting occurred sometime between 1:50 and 1:55 p.m., outside on the west side of Union Station.

KMBC-9 is reporting that three of the shooting victims are in critical condition and one has died from their injuries.

Both KMBZ and KSHB are reporting that police have detained three people in connection with the shooting. And that there is a heavy police presence in the area. Two of the suspects were juveniles.

KSHB reports that the Kansas City Police Department has asked the public to exit the area as quickly and safely as possible. Also, the ATF, FBI, Homeland Security, and US Marshals were on the scene as well, assisting local authorities.

The Union Station area is now considered a crime scene by KCPD.

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Kansas City Mayor Quintin Lucas spoke first at a televised news conference at 3:45 p.m. He noted that the festive celebration was marred by a shooting. “We are praying for the safety of everyone. All Chiefs players, coaches and staff are all safe,” Lucas said.

The White House called Mayor Lucas to offer any help Kansas City needs. Lucas thanked all first responders, who ran towards danger upon hearing gunshots at the scene.

Mayor Lucas offered his condolences to the family of the deceased.

“Those who committed these acts will be brought to justice,” he promised. "I'm incredibly upset and disappointed." The mayor added that he heard the gunshots himself and ran for his life.

KC Police Chief Stacey Graves said that there were 22 victims who were transported to University Health-Truman Medical Center, Children's Mercy and St. Luke's Hospital.

Children's Mercy accepts patients up to the age of 17.

“I'm angry at what happened today,” Graves said, adding that there were over 800 law enforcement officers and first responders on location.”This is an active investigation.”

Union Station is completely blocked off from the public while the crime scene is being investigated. The scene is cleared, or declared safe. Some drivers parked in and near Union Station are waiting hours to take possession of their vehicles.

Eyewitnesses are asked to go to Pershing and Main and share any information they may have on the shooting.

In a 5:25 p.m., news conference, KCMO Police Chief Graves said there were 22 victims with gunshot wounds. Firearms have been recovered, but Graves did not have specifics on what type.

KCMO Police have detectives at each of the three hospitals where victims were transported.

A spokeswoman for Children's Mercy said at 6:38 p.m., that all of the children suffering from gunshots wounds at her facility are expected to make a full recovery.

Kansas City radio station KKFI 90.1 has confirmed that one of their DJs was killed in the shooting:

It is with sincere sadness and an extremely heavy and broken heart that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez, host of 'Taste of Tejano' lost her life today in the shooting at the KC Chiefs' rally. Our hearts and prayers are with her family. We encourage anyone who feels they saw something to reach out to law enforcement at 816 234 5111. This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community.


Lopez is the sister of Lee's Summit Mayor Pro Tem Beto Lopez, according to the city's mayor.

Along with losing his sister, Lopez's two nieces and nephew were also injured.

On a high note, four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, flew over the KC Championship Parade and rally at Union Station earlier.

Shooting at Chiefs Victory Rally

Gallery Credit: Getty Images

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