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Heroic Couple Who Tackled and Stopped Chiefs Parade Shooter Breaks Silence

A heroic couple credited for helping stop one of the shooting suspects during the fatal incident at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade addressed the incident during an appearance on 'Good Morning America' Thursday (February 15) morning.

Videos shared online showed Trey Filter tackling the alleged shooter and before his wife, Casey, secured the gun. Trey said he heard gunshots fired and someone yell "get him" just before springing into action and then seeing a flash speeding through the crowd of fans.

"I remember I jumped and thought, 'I hope this is the dude they were talking about,'" Trey said.

Casey then secured the gun as her husband and another man pinned the shooter down.

"Just to get it away from what was happening, that was my first thought," Casey said. "I didn't really think about much else. It was heavy. At first I actually thought it looked like a toy but then when I picked it up I realized it definitely was not."

The man tackled by Filter was one of three people arrested in relation to the shooting, which resulted in the death of Lisa Lopez-Galvin and 23 others being injured. The Chiefs issued a statement in response to the incident on their official website and social media accounts Wednesday.

"We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside of Union Station at the conclusion of today's parade and rally," the Chiefs said. "Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all of Kansas City.

"We are in close communication with the Mayor's office as well as the Kansas City Police Department.

"At this time, we have confirmed that all of our players, coaches, staff and their families are safe and accounted for.

"We thank the local law enforcement officers and first responders who were on-scene to assist."

Local officials said they don't believe the shooting motive was terrorism, however, an investigation is ongoing. A video shared online showed police responding to an active shooter situation at Union Station, where the parade concluded.

Patrons were asked to leave the area at Union Station immediately and avoid the parking garage so victims can receive treatment.

The Chiefs were celebrating their third Super Bowl victory in the past five years days after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22, in overtime during Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday (February 11), having previously defeated San Francisco, 31-20, in Super Bowl LIV. Kansas City is also the first team since the New England Patriots in 2005 to repeat as Super Bowl champions and the ninth in NFL history.

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