10-year-old struck by bullet at Chiefs parade says surviving shooting was a 'miracle'

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A 10-year-old boy who was shot at the Kansas City Chiefs victory rally this week said a bullet missed his lungs by centimeters and it’s a “miracle” he’s alive.

Samuel Arellano was celebrating the team’s Super Bowl win at the parade Wednesday with his grandfather, uncle and cousin when the fun spiraled into chaos. A fight broke out just after the rally ended, and a crowd began rushing toward the fifth grader, he said Friday.

What happened next is a bit of blur, Samuel said. He remembers he moved toward a trash can — something he learned at active-shooting training at school — and two or three shots rang out as he was pushed to the ground and trampled.

The next thing he could recall was a sharp pain on his right side: “Like something burned. Like a knife burn with the lighter, like someone stabbed me,” he said.