Shooting during Kansas City Chiefs parade leaves 1 dead, 22 injured

Pictured is Union Station after shots were fired near the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory parade. Photo courtesy of Andrew Caballero-Reynolds for Getty Images.

Lucy Waskiewicz | News Editor

Two juveniles are in custody after a shooting during a Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade on Wednesday that killed one woman and left 22 people injured.

Shots were fired near the end of the busy Super Bowl celebration, held by the city’s historical landmark Union Station. Those injured ranged in age from 8 to 47 with half being under 16 years old.

The person killed was identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a local radio show host and mother who attended the parade with her husband and adult son. Lopez-Galvan’s son was also shot.

Kansas City Police detained two juvenile suspects but have yet to file formal charges. In a press release, the department stated they also recovered several firearms.

“This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire,” the press release said.

Police estimated that the Chiefs’ parade attracted 1 million people to Kansas City. Prior to the shooting, they released a statement urging parade-goers to be prepared for the event.

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