A Victory Parade Was Interrupted by Violence. Philly Know the Reality All Too Well.

The victory parade was all but complete in downtown Kansas City last Wednesday when gunfire erupted to the west of Union Station. Chiefs players turned their heads to the sound of multiple shots in the crowd.

When the chaos subsided, twenty-two people were shot, thirty-nine total injured, and one killed. The violence started when an argument in the crowd turned into violence. Two men have been charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon and two juveniles are also looking at gun-related and resisting arrest charges.

It’s a scenario that Philadelphia knows all too well.

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Five days before the Kansas City victory parade, and as a Temple Women’s basketball game was winding down not far away (a 59–55 victory over South Florida) gunfire erupted at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue around 5:00 P.M. near Temple’s Campus.

After the Kansas City incident, the Eagles offered support.

On Friday, the Eagles organization offered support to the Chiefs, releasing a statement “Our hearts ache for the victims, their families, the people of Kansas City, and the Chiefs organization,” said the statement. “We are grateful for law enforcement, first responders and all who acted swiftly in the face of danger to support others.”

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