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Travis Kelce Slammed For Hitting Up A Bar Hours After Parade Shooting

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on February 15, 2024 at 5:50 PM EST

Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce hit up a restaurant/bar with some of his teammates following the mass shooting that occurred during the Super Bowl parade.

As we reported, police are currently investigating a shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others, including nine children. Initially, police detained three people for further investigation, but they have since released the eldest as they determined they were not involved. Two juveniles remain in custody.

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Photos show Travis Kelce snapping a few selfies with local police before entering a restaurant/bar alongside his Chiefs teammates.

As the get-together occurred just hours after the deadly shooting in Kansas City, many social media users are slamming the player.

"When you are a public figure this is NOT a good look at all!" one user wrote.

Another sarcastically said, "but but but but they were HEARTBROKEN over what happened!"

While another didn't necessarily bash the Chiefs player, they did point out, "Unfortunately since shootings happen in this country daily it’s the norm to just keep on moving."

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It should be noted that Travis Kelce did release a statement following the tragedy. “I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today," he said, adding, "My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me.”

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Kansas City Chiefs Players Release Statements Following Mass Shooting

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Other Chiefs players also took to social media to comment on the mass shooting, including linebacker Drue Tranquil, who was the first to speak out. “Please join me in prayer for all the victims in this heinous act. Pray that doctors & first responders would have steady hands & that all would experience full healing.”

Wide receiver Marquez Valdez-Scantling says he wants to help the victims of the mass shooting with the help of his followers. “Any chance anyone can help me get in touch with these kids or families? First off, I want to make sure they’re doing ok, but would love to help them out any way I can and get them some stuff from the team to help with the recovery," he said.

The Kansas City Chiefs released the following statement:

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“We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside of Union Station at the conclusion of today’s parade and rally. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all of Kansas City. We are in close communication with the Mayor’s office as well as the Kansas City Police Department.

At this time, we have confirmed that all of our players, coaches, staff, and their families are safe and accounted for. We thank the local law enforcement officers and first responders who were on-scene to assist.”

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Super Bowl LVIII MVP and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took to X to share “Praying for Kansas City.”

Mahomes’ wife, Brittany, also posted on social media. “Shooting is never the answer,” she wrote. “Praying for Kansas City & America in general, this is rough.”

While a motive is still under investigation, one witness said he overheard an altercation before the shooting where a woman allegedly told another individual, "Don’t do it, not here; this is stupid." 

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