Shooting after Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade latest violence to mar sports celebrations

Shooting after Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade latest violence to mar sports celebrations

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



 

The shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade Wednesday was just the latest example of violence erupting during a championship celebration.

Here are other shootings that have taken place over the last decade either the night a team won a league championship or during the ensuing parade or rally.

JUNE 2016: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Police said a person was shot twice in the leg and received injuries that weren’t life-threatening during a parade and rally for the Cavaliers’ NBA championship.

JUNE 2019: TORONTO RAPTORS

Four people were shot and wounded at a downtown Toronto rally for the NBA champion Raptors. Police said others suffered minor injuries as they tried to get away from the shooting.

OCTOBER 2020: LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Two people were shot to death in Sylmar, California, the night the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series. Family members of Juan Carlos Guillen and Marco Antonio Vazquez said the two men were trying to stop people who were smashing car windows with baseball bats.

JULY 2021: MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Two shootings left three people wounded in downtown Milwaukee the night the Bucks won their first NBA title in 50 years. Police said the injuries weren’t life-threatening. The shootings were across the Milwaukee River from Fiserv Forum, the Bucks’ home arena.

JUNE 2022: DENVER NUGGETS

After the Nuggets’ championship parade last year, a shooting took place in downtown Denver that injured two people, though police said they didn’t believe the incident was associated with the celebration.

OCTOBER 2022: TEXAS RANGERS

An argument resulted in shots being fired at a parking lot near the Rangers’ World Series championship parade, though nobody was injured.

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