The Super Bowl Victory parade in Kansas City was abruptly ended today by gunshots – with one person dead and at least 22 others have been injured.

KMBC-TV in Kansas City reports Children’s Mercy Hospital is treating 12 people, 11 are children, with 9 of those children injured from gunshots.

During a news conference, Kansas City Police Chief Stacy Graves said three suspects have been arrested.

“We were here for a safe celebration, and because of two bad actors or more, it is why we’re standing here today. We will recover as a city. My heart goes out to our victim who is deceased, but your police department stands ready, and we are invested in the safety and betterment of Kansas City” said Graves.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said 850 law enforcement officers were at the parade to help.

“We went out today, like everyone in Kansas City, looking to have a celebration. That celebration was marred by a shooting today and we recognize that there are some who are injured. We are praying for the safety of everyone,” said Lucas.

The Chiefs released a statement after the shooting.

Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson, who were on the scene when shots were fired, said they are safe and secure.

Leandre Allen, who was at the scene, provided details to KMBC-TV of what happened.

“One of the shooters was like right behind us in a tan jacket,” Allen said. “One of the rangers had his gun drawn and he was running out and then a guy had pointed towards my direction, but he was behind me, the shooter was behind me. When the ranger saw that, the guy took off, voom! Right into the crowd in front of us and then everyone been able to, you know, start panicking and stuff like that.”

White House leaders have reportedly been in touch with state and local leaders, and federal law enforcement is on the scene of the shooting.

This is a developing story.

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