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Kansas City Chiefs fans reflect on safety concerns following recent shooting


Passionate Kansas City Chiefs fans in Missouri are worried with safety concerns following the disturbing incident that unfolded Wednesday.

With the shooting just a couple hours away from Columbia, ABC 17 spoke with a staff member from Mizzou Football about any safety concerns, considering the team's growing success and Tiger walk before games. The staff member said Tiger fans should not worry, there is always extra security, and with the recent incident, they will double up on safety precautions.

Kansas City native Lora Claymore, a devoted Chiefs supporter, mentions that despite her love for the team, she has never attended a Super Bowl win parade due to safety worries for her children.

"My family's lives are worth more than just parades. You can't trust people around you to keep you and your kids safe," Claymore said.

The impact of this incident is expected to influence future celebrations, potentially leading to increased security measures.

"I can see it affecting future celebrations, maybe adding security or a larger police presence," said Darian Horn.

The question of whether fans or citizens will be hesitant to go out and celebrate their teams lingers.

"It's probably 50/50. A lot of people still felt good, about just going to the parade and just not staying for the full thing," Claymore said.

However, there is a collective hope that the shooting won't diminish the spirit of celebration and local pride.

"I mean, we can't let these things. Stop us from celebrating and doing things for memories and just celebrating all of our local good things," Claymore said.

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Euphenie Andre

Outside of my reporting duties, I’m a Division 1 track star at the University of Missouri specializing in the triple jump. My achievements include earning a spot on two national teams, proudly representing the United States at both the NACAC U23 and Pan-American Games. While my ultimate goal is to become a sports reporter, I’m currently enjoying my role in local news for Mid-Missouri.


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