Over Half the Kansas City Super Bowl Parade Shooting Victims Were Children

(LibertySons.org) – On Wednesday, February 14, the Kansas City Chiefs were back in their hometown celebrating their back-to-back Super Bowl win. The parade and rally were boisterous and fun until gunshots rang out, disrupting the entire event. In the end, one person died, and more than 20 people were injured, half of whom were children. The city is struggling to come to terms with the shooting, and several of the players have stepped up.

After the shooting, Children’s Mercy Hospital received 12 patients. Of those, 11 were children between the ages of 6 and 15, nine of whom had been shot. Two of the kids were sisters, ages 8 and 10; both had been shot in the leg. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife, Brittany, visited the girls, according to CNN.

Some of the children spoke to the media about their reactions to the shooting. A 13-year-old, Cash Adams, said he “knew [he’d] been hit, so [he] just ran.” He had no idea about the severity of his injuries, but he ran until he found a police officer. Fortunately, it was just a graze, a “very minor” situation, he says. Adams was back in school the following day.

Another child, 10-year-old Samuel Arellano, said his first instinct — due to active shooter training at school — was to hide. He managed to duck behind a garbage can, but he was still hit, but the injury wasn’t noticed until after he was home. Someone had stepped on Arellano, and he thought the pain was from that, but it turned out he had been shot — the bullet barely missed his lungs.

When players heard the gunshots, they fled to safety and offensive lineman Trey Smith pulled a kid into a closet with him and managed to comfort others after. Fortunately, all of the children who were shot or otherwise injured survived, but it’s unlikely that they will forget that day anytime soon.

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