Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Post-Super Bowl Parade Kills One and Injures Over 20, 2 Armed Suspects Detained

One person was killed and an estimated 22 more were injured Wednesday

One person was killed and an estimated 22 more were injured Wednesday after shots rang out at the Chiefs’ post-Super Bowl parade in Kansas City, police said in the second of two press conferences. Two armed suspects were detained, police said shortly after the shooting.

The woman who was killed was identified by the Kansas City Star as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a local mother of two and disc jockey.

Kansas City Fire Chief Ross Grundyson told the press that of those injured, “eight [were] immediately life-threatening, seven life-threatening and six were minor injuries.” The victims were transported to the following hospitals: Children’s Mercy, Truman Medical and St. Luke’s.

“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. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all of Kansas City,” the team said in a statement issued Wednesday evening.

The statement continued, “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.”

WTAE anchor Andrew Stockey had earlier been told by the Chiefs wide receiver Justin Watson that the “players and the players’ families who were inside Union Station are safe.”

The shooting occurred west of the city’s Union Station. Among the videos shared in the aftermath is one of the Chiefs fans tackling the suspected shooters, which was posted to X.

ABC News footage shared to social media showed the moment the shots rang out and the subsequent panic as people ran for cover. Other videos showed police running and jumping barricades after the shots were fired. An onlooker can be heard in this clip saying, “The FBI is here.”

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly assured the public via social media that she was fine and had been evacuated to safety. Among the players in attendance at the parade was Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who later tweeted, “Praying for Kansas City.”

Tragically, the shooting occurred on the sixth anniversary of the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 students and staff dead and 17 more injured in the Miami suburb. That shooter was a 19-year-old former student.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday to win Super Bowl LVIII.


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