In Kansas City, hope for a Super Bowl victory comes with fear of celebratory gunfire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While many in the Kansas City area will be cheering Sunday for the Chiefs to win another Super Bowl, there is one thing that police hope is not repeated this year: people marking the occasion by firing guns into the air. Last year, police received more than 160 calls to 911 about gunfire between 5 and 10 p.m. Most of those calls were attributed people celebrating the Super Bowl. “We want people to celebrate responsibly, but they need to be safe,” Sgt. Jacob Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said Friday during a news conference outside police headqu…

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