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Kansas City police officer is shot at headquarters after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win

The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening, Kansas City police said. The source of and the motive for the gunfire are unknown.
/ Source: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City police officer was hit by gunfire and wounded at the department’s headquarters shortly after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl, authorities said Monday.

The Kansas City Police Department said the officer’s injuries are not life-threatening. The source and motive of the gunfire are unknown.

The officer was shot just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the police department in downtown Kansas City, just blocks from a large Super Bowl viewing party and about 15 minutes after the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35.

The officer was immediately taken to a hospital and was stable Monday morning.

Detectives are investigating. No further information was immediately released.