Travis Kelce Addresses ‘Tragic’ Shooting at Kansas City Super Bowl Parade in New Video

Travis Kelce is speaking out in the wake of the Feb. 14 Super Bowl parade shooting, which began as a celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory but ended in gunfire that killed one person and injured 22 others. 

The 34-year-old tight end addressed the events in a new video clip for his and brother Jason Kelce’s New Heights podcast posted on X Monday (Feb. 19), which was shared ahead of this week’s new episode. Noting that the Wednesday (Feb. 21) installment was recorded prior to the shooting, Travis said in the video, “After the tragic events of the Super Bowl parade in Kansas City, it didn’t feel right without you guys hearing from us first.” 

“Our hearts go out to all of the victims, their families, Chiefs Kingdom and really all of Kansas City that was really there on a day to try and celebrate the community,” added Jason, who plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles. “It’s unfortunate and deeply tragic, the events that occurred. We also want to thank the local law enforcement that sprang into action, the first responders on scene.”  

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“Kansas City and Chiefs Kingdom, we love you guys,” Travis concluded, noting they’d be sharing a link to a donation collection supporting those affected by the shooting. “We’re with you guys.” 

The offensive lineman was one of many who attended the parade celebrating his team’s second Super Bowl win in a row, three days after the big game on Feb. 11. Before the shooting broke out, he and his teammates — as well as his mom, Donna Kelce — road atop a float and waved at Chiefs fans lining the streets. The Associated Press previously reported that according to the police chief, a million people likely attended the celebratory parade. 

Shortly after the shooting, Travis shared a message to fans via X. “I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today,” he tweeted. “My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me.” 

Taylor Swift, who is dating Travis, was not at the parade, although she did attend the Super Bowl in Las Vegas to cheer on Kansas City. She has donated $100,000 to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the radio DJ who was killed in the shooting. 

See Travis and Jason Kelce’s statement on the Super Bowl parade shooting below. 

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