Tragedy Strikes: One Dead, 22 Shot at Conclusion of Chiefs’ Victory Parade

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In a heartbreaking turn of events, one person lost their life and 22 others were shot near the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade, casting a somber shadow over the celebration.

 

In a tragic turn of events, a mass shooting unfolded at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade on Wednesday, leaving one person dead and 21 others wounded by gunfire, according to authorities. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves revealed that three individuals have been detained and are currently under investigation.

Among the wounded, eight were in immediately life-threatening condition, seven in life-threatening condition, and six with minor injuries, as reported by Kansas City Fire Chief Ross Grundyson. The victim identified in the shooting includes Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a DJ known as “Lisa G” from radio station KKFI. Described as an extrovert and devoted mother, she attended the parade with her family, where her adult son, also a victim, was shot.

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is treating 12 patients, including 11 children aged 6 to 15, with gunshot wounds, all expected to recover. Other hospitals are also treating gunshot victims, with some in critical condition. The NFL expressed deep sadness, acknowledging the senseless shooting and expressing gratitude for the quick response of law enforcement.

Disturbing videos on social media captured the chaos, with one showing someone performing chest compressions on a shooting victim and another depicting bystanders tackling a suspect until police arrived. Mayor Quinton Lucas emphasized the unexpected tragedy and pledged to remember it for a long time.

Eyewitnesses described the panic that ensued immediately after the last speech at the rally, with people running in every direction. Multiple Chiefs players took to social media to express condolences and solidarity with the victims.

President Joe Biden, briefed on the shooting, called for action on gun control measures, stating that the tragedy “cuts deep in the American soul.” The incident shattered the celebratory mood on Valentine’s Day, marking the Chiefs’ third Super Bowl title in five seasons. Sadly, this event adds to a concerning trend of sports celebrations in the U.S. marred by gun violence.

 

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