Kansas City parade shooting: Half of victims are younger than 16, police say

A shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade turned a massive party into a tragedy Wednesday, with one person killed and 22 others hurt amid the chaos. 

Authorities gave an update on the shooting Thursday and said the shooting was not linked to terrorism or violent extremism. 

"This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire," Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said. 

A day after the shooting at Union Station, here’s what we know and don’t know about the suspects, victims and motive that marred the city's celebration of back-to-back Super Bowl wins

Who are the victims in the Kansas City parade shooting? 

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a 43-year-old mother of two and a local radio DJ who hosted "Taste of Tejano," was killed in the shooting, police said. 

"This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community," radio station KKFI said in a statement.

Lopez-Galvan, whose DJ name was "Lisa G," was an extrovert and devoted mother from a prominent Latino family in the area, said Rosa Izurieta and Martha Ramirez, two childhood friends who worked with her at a staffing company. Izurieta said Lopez-Galvan had attended the parade with her husband and her adult son, a die-hard Kansas City sports fan who also was shot.

"She's the type of person who would jump in front of a bullet for anybody — that would be Lisa," Izurieta said.

Police initially said 22 people were hurt, but they found an additional victim overnight. The 23 people who were injured are between 8 and 47 years old, and at least half of the victims are younger than 16. 

Fire officials said they treated 22 people at the scene: one fatal, eight critical, seven serious and six with minor injuries. 

Who are the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooters? 

Police said, so far, three people have been detained in connection with the shooting, two of whom are juveniles. None has been charged yet, and one of them has since been released from custody. 

Videos on social media appear to show fans of the Kansas City Chiefs helping tackle at least one of the suspected gunmen.  

Footage shared by Fantasy Fanatics on X (formerly Twitter) shows a distant person sprinting through the crowd before being pounced on by parade-goers. They hold the person down until, moments later, police arrive and take the person into custody.

Another video, shared by Alyssa Marsh-Contreras, shows a much closer view of the immediate aftermath of that scene.

"We tackled him," someone can be heard telling officers in that video. "When we tackled him, the gun came out." 

"We're good, we're good," the officers respond as someone continues to yell, "Hey, hey, I got the guy!"

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What was the motive for the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting?

Police said the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting appeared to be "a dispute between several people that ended it gunfire."

Authorities said it wasn't connected to terrorism or violent extremism. 

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People take cover during a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on February 14, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri.   (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Authorities held two news conferences Wednesday to give updates and gave another one Thursday morning. They said charges haven't been filed against anyone yet, and the investigation is ongoing. 

How did the Chiefs react? 

According to The Kansas City Star, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid comforted terrified fans after the shooting, including a high school sophomore who had been separated from his friend. 

"Andy Reid was trying to comfort me, which was nice," the teen told the news outlet, shortly before his voice broke and tears filled his eyes. "… He was kind of hugging me, just like, ‘Are you OK, man? Are you OK? Just please breathe.’ He was being real nice and everything. He left to check on other people, I’m pretty sure." 

Donna Kelce, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s mom, returned to Union Station hours after the shooting. Donna Kelce rode in the victory parade with her son.  She said the Chiefs were quickly removed from the area and taken to safety, The Star reports. 

Several Chiefs players, including Kelce, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and more, posted on social media about the shooting, as did the Chiefs organization and the NFL

The Associated Press contributed to this report.