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Kansas City man dies after lighting celebratory Super Bowl fireworks

Police say the man tried to light commercial-grade fireworks inside a mortar shell when one of them exploded.

Kansas City police say a man died while trying to ignite fireworks during a celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl win. Police say the man tried to light commercial-grade fireworks inside a mortar shell when one of them exploded.

It happened shortly after the Chiefs defeated San Francisco 31-20. No other details were released.

Police say officers also will be following up on 163 reports of celebratory gunfire from 5:30 p.m. Sunday to early Monday.

 A parade to celebrate the Chiefs win is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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