Taylor Swift's boyfriend criticized for partying after Wednesday's tragedy in Kansas City

 February 16, 2024

Pop star Taylor Swift was prominently seated at this year's Super Bowl game, where she watched boyfriend Travis Kelce help his fellow Kansas City Chiefs cruise to victory.

However, it was Kelce who came under intense scrutiny on Wednesday after he split from the scene of a tragedy. 

One woman killed and almost two dozen injured

According to Fox News, two minors have been charged in connection with a shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs' victory parade.

"The juveniles are currently detained in secure detention at the Juvenile Detention Center on gun related and resisting arrest charges," Fox News quoted a statement issued by the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri.

"It is anticipated that additional charges are expected in the future as the investigation by the Kansas City Police Department continues," the statement added.

The violence erupted at around 2:00 p.m. near a parking garage at Kansas City's Union Station, with one woman being killed and another 22 injured.

Fox News noted that 11 of the surviving victims were children, nine of whom were shot while an additional two suffered other injuries.

Kelce's partying said to be "not a good look"

Video footage that immediately went viral on social media appeared to show several fans tackling one of the shooters.

The Daily Mail reported that for his part, Kelce was criticized online for continuing his Super Bowl victory party at a Kansas City restaurant despite the bloodshed.

"Not a good look IMO for him a few hours after a person was killed and others wounded," one person was quoted as posting on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter.

The Daily Mail noted that Kelce's restaurant outing came after he apparently showed up at the Union Station event too drunk to speak with fans.

Democratic mayor blames access to guns

Meanwhile, the paper also observed that Democratic Mayor Quinton Lucas blamed Wednesday's horror on a lack of gun control, saying, "Clearly, there is an access to firearm issue for some in our community."

"There's a person or persons who intentionally or unintentionally fire into a crowd and hit almost two dozen people, our officers can be on it in an instant yet there's still this level of harm," Lucas continued.

"We need to do something about the fact that some of these people are able to get these guns in the first place," the Kansas City mayor added.

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