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Patriots, NFL world react to KC Chiefs parade shooting

As the NFL off season has begun what you may see on many home pages around the NFL are thoughts and prayers. 

Thoughts and prayers have come from around the NFL after the shooting that took place at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade.

What began as a celebration for Kansas City turned into horror as a shooter opened fire killing 1 and injuring 20 others. 

Half of the injured were children. 

According to CNN reporter, Nouran Salahieh, “The shooting stemmed from a “dispute between several people” and “preliminary investigative findings have shown there is no nexus to terrorism or home-grown violent extremism,” police chief Stacey Graves said at a news conference Thursday.”

A few individuals in the crowd tackled the gunman during the incident. 

Chiefs’ safety Justin Reid tweeted, “Praying for everyone in Kansas City at the parade.” 

The New England Patriots released a statement: “On a day that is meant to bring a city and a community together in triumph and celebration, we are deeply saddened and our hearts break for the victims, their families and the entirety of Chiefs Kingdom following the horrific tragedy and senseless violence that occurred at today’s victory parade. We will continue to hold the Chiefs, Kansas City and the entire region in our hearts during this time.”  

Taylor Swift who is currently dating Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, donated $100,000 to a GoFundMe for the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the woman killed in the mass shooting.

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