1 dead, multiple people hurt after shooting at Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed and 21 others were wounded on Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, when a shooting occurred after a parade celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs win in Super Bowl LVIII, authorities said.

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Kansas City police said they were responding Wednesday afternoon to reports of shots fired around Union Station. The Kansas City Fire Department told KMBC that they were dealing with a “fluid situation.”

“Shots were fired west of Union Station near the garage and multiple people were struck,” police said. “We took two armed people into custody for more investigation.”

Wounded children are all expected to recover

Update 6 a.m. EST Feb. 15: Nine children were shot during Wednesday’s parade celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory, according to Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves.

Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City announced that it had treated a total of 11 children, ages 6 to 15. None of the children who were treated there were in critical condition, and all are expected to recover.

Twelve people were taken to University Health, The New York Times reported, with eight of them being treated for gunshot wounds, including two who are in critical condition.

One victim with a gunshot wound was in critical condition at Saint Luke’s Hospital, according to the Times.

— Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Biden: Shooting ‘cuts deep’

Update 9:37 p.m. EST Feb. 14: In a statement, President Joe Biden said that Wednesday’s shooting “should shame us into action” about passing stricter gun legislation.

“The Super Bowl is the most unifying event in America. Nothing brings more of us together. And the celebration of a Super Bowl win is a moment that brings a joy that can’t be matched to the winning team and their supporters,” Biden said. “For this joy to be turned to tragedy today in Kansas City cuts deep in the American soul.”

“Today’s events should move us, shock us, shame us into acting. What are we waiting for? What else do we need to see? How many more families need to be torn apart?” Biden added. “We know what we have to do, we just need the courage to do it.”

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

KC disc jockey killed in shooting, radio station says

Update 8:18 p.m. EST Feb. 14: Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a Johnson County mother of two and disc jockey for Kansas City station KKFI, was confirmed killed in Wednesday’s shooting, The Kansas City Star reported.

Friends confirmed Lopez-Galvan’s death to the newspaper after talking to family members. The Star reported that Lopez-Galvan died during surgery at an area hospital from a gunshot wound to her abdomen.

“This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community,” KKFI said in a statement, according to The Associated Press.

“She was the most wonderful, beautiful person,” Lisa Lopez, a longtime friend (no relation) who also works as the Star’s newsroom executive administrative assistant, told the Star. “She was a local DJ. She did everybody’s weddings. We all know her. She was so full of life.”

Lopez-Galvan was co-host of the program “Taste of Tejano” featuring Hispanic music, according to the newspaper.

“For Lisa music is life and a source of happiness,” according to her biography on KKFI’s website. “Anyone could ‘get away’ mentally while listening to their favorite genre; music can also be a form of therapy for some.”

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Police chief: 21 people wounded, 3 suspects detained

Update 6:33 p.m. EST Feb. 14: Kansas City police Chief Stacey Graves said during an early evening news conference that in addition to one person being killed, 21 people suffered gunshot wounds.

Graves said that three people have been detained. She added that firearms had been recovered.

Kansas City Fire Department Chief Ross Grundyson confirmed the number of gunshot victims, qualifying that one person was killed and 21 others were gunshot victims. Eight of the victims were children, he said.

Grundyson said that eight of the wounded had “immediately life-threatening injuries.” Seven people had injuries that were considered to be life-threatening, and six others suffered minor injuries, he said.

“Today was tragic for everyone who was a part of it,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said. “I had the chance to talk to my wife just a moment ago, who said, ‘We became part of a statistic of too many Americans: those who have experienced or been part of or connected to a mass shooting.’ That is something that I hope we all recognize is highly problematic for all of us.”

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Mayor: White House briefed

Update 5:11 p.m. EST Feb. 14: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said during a late afternoon news conference that he received a telephone call from the White House in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting.

“We’ve also received a call from the White House that offered all federal assistance in the investigation,” Lucas told reporters. “We had federal agencies present today. We appreciate that, and certainly in the days ahead and the hours ahead, we will make sure we continue to do this work,” Lucas told reporters.

Lucas added that he was “as heartbroken as anybody” about the shooting that killed at least one person and hurt “upwards of 10 to 15.”

“I don’t want us to have to in our country — for every big event — think about a concern of being shot,” the mayor added.

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Mayor: ‘Absolutely a tragedy’; ‘10 to 15′ hurt

Update 4:52 p.m. EST Feb. 14: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas called Wednesday’s shooting at the rally celebrating the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory “an absolute tragedy” during a news conference.

“That celebration (Wednesday) was marred by a shooting,” he told reporters.

Kansas City police Chief Stacey Graves confirmed that “upwards to 10 to 15″ people were injured during the shooting.

“I’m angry at what happened today,” Graves said during the news conference. “The people who came to the parade should expect a safe environment.

“Because of bad actors, who were very few, this tragedy occurred.”

Graves said there were 800 law enforcement officers at the parade.

“This is not Kansas City,” Graves said.

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Spokesperson: 5 critical, 3 seriously hurt in addition to fatality

Update 4:41 p.m. EST Feb. 14: Fire Department spokesperson Michael Hopkins said that in addition to the person who was killed, three people were in critical condition, KSHB-TV reported. Five other victims were in serious condition, one person has injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, according to the television station. Between three and five other people may have been hurt, the spokesperson said.

It was uncertain if those five people were gunshot victims, according to CNN.

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

KC Fire Department: 1 dead, 9 injured

Update 4:26 p.m. EST Feb. 14: According to an official with the Kansas City Fire Department, one of the shooting victims at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade has died, KMBC-TV and CNN reported.

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Mahomes: ‘Praying for Kansas City’

Update 4:11 p.m. EST Feb. 14: Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback who was the MVP of Super Bowl LVIII, responded to the news of the shooting at the team’s victory parade on Wednesday.

“Praying for Kansas City ...” the three-time Super Bowl champion tweeted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Teammate Drue Tranquill, a linebacker, also asked fans in a social media post to join him in praying for those who were wounded. Mahomes reposted Tranquill’s message on X.

— Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

At least 5 people hospitalized: report

Update 4 p.m. EST Feb. 14: Five people were taken to the University Health Truman Medical Center after being injured in Wednesday’s shooting at the end of the Super Bowl victory parade, KMBC reported.

It was not clear whether all those hospitalized suffered gunshot wounds.

Original report: Officials urged people to leave the area “to facilitate treatment of the shooting victims.” They did not specify how many people are believed to have been injured.

It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was connected with the Super Bowl victory parade.

Gunshots were heard “at the conclusion of the rally,” Capt. Jake Becchina, a spokesperson for the Kansas City Police Department, told The Kansas City Star. Citing scanner traffic, the newspaper reported that as many as nine people may have been shot. Fire officials told KSHB that they were dealing with about 10 victims.

Authorities continue to investigate.

Crowds of revelers gathered Wednesday in Kansas City, days after the Chiefs’ 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58.


Check back for more on this developing story.


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