PARADE HORROR First Kansas City parade shooting victim identified after 22 shot at Super Bowl victory celebration including 8 kids

 A mother of two has been named as the victim of the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting that left at least 21 others injured.

Chiefs fan Lisa Lopez-Galvan was celebrating her team's Super Bowl victory on Wednesday when someone opened fire, killing 22 people and sending the crowd running for their lives.

The beloved Kansas City DJ from Johnson County, Kansas, died after being shot in the stomach during surgery, The Kansas City Star reports.

His death followed screams from a panicked crowd in Kansas City on Wednesday afternoon when shots were fired as fans tried to leave the victory parade through Union Station.

Chiefs players celebrating their victory had left moments earlier, with Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce later revealing that he was "heartbroken" by the scenes.

Three people have been taken into custody after police secured the scene with the help of the FBI.

At least eight children were among 21 people injured after chaos broke out at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade.

Police Chief Stacey Graves said during a news conference that they did not yet know a motive for the shooting.

"At this time, we do not have a motive, but we are asking anyone who may potentially have any information, witnesses or video to contact police," he said.

The victim, Lisa Lopez-Galvan, was the beloved host of her local radio station KKFI "Taste of Tejano."

"This senseless act has taken away a beautiful man from his family and this KC community," the station said in a statement after his death.

Her friends described her as a devoted mother and beloved figure in the Latino community.

“She was the most amazing, beautiful person,” said Lisa Lopez, a friend for decades who works with the publication as a newsroom executive administrative assistant.

“She was a local DJ. He did everyone's marriages. We all know him. She was so full of life.”

Rosa Izurieta, who knew Lisa since childhood, said she was at the parade with her husband and adult son, Chiefs super fans, who were also shot.

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

There has been an outpouring of support for those caught up in Wednesday's horror, with Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes leading tributes on behalf of the Chiefs.

"I am saddened by the tragedy that occurred today," Kelce said in a tweet.

"My heart goes out to everyone who came to celebrate with us and was touched. Casey, you mean so much to me."

President Joe Biden condemned the "senseless epidemic of gun violence" and urged others to join in.

"The Super Bowl is the most unifying event in America. Nothing brings more of us together," he said in a statement.

"That joy turned into tragedy today in Kansas City cuts deep into the American soul."

The president said Wednesday's events "should inspire us, shock us, shame us into action."

“I ask the country to stand with me,” he said.

“Let your voices be heard in Congress as we finally take action to ban assault weapons, limit high-capacity magazines, strengthen background checks, and keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. Have no business keeping or handling them."

Tweet checked
A suspicious tweet about a possible threat was being investigated by police on Wednesday, although it has not been confirmed whether it is linked to the attack.

"I'm probably planning a terrorist attack on a Kansas City parade," one tweet posted Monday read.

In response to the disturbing message, Kansas City Police said, "We are aware of this tweet and our investigators are working with our federal partners to look into it."

As police search for a motive and work to identify the shooter or shooters, Children's Mercy Hospital confirmed that it was treating 12 patients from the rally and that several of them were children.

Children's Mercy founded The U.S. "Children's Mercy is treating 12 patients from Raleigh. 11 are children. 9 have gunshot wounds," he told the Sun.

Chief Graves originally said he did not believe any of the victims were children, but added that the situation was fluid and information was still being collected.

Kansas City Fire Chief Ross Grandison said eight of the victims who were shot suffered instantly life-threatening injuries.

He said seven suffered life-threatening injuries and six others suffered minor injuries.

Three people were detained
It is said that more than one million people participated in the parade this year.

Shocking video showed police running away as sports fans struggled to safety.

Frightened parade participants crossed the barricades and had to run across open roads to escape the scene.

A woman has recalled the terrifying moment she realized there had been shootings at the parade.

"We went over to where the elevators were, we closed the doors and sat down in front of the doors and prayed," a witness told Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC.

“There was screaming and we didn't know if it was safe to leave, so we tried to lock the doors.

“We heard the lift moving so we opened the doors and ran outside – the officers were there.

"I have never been so happy to see an officer in my life."

As hundreds of people ran for safety, other fans put themselves in harm's way to try to stop the violence.

The video shows a group tackling someone they believe is a mass shooting suspect.

Police said in a press conference at 6:30 pm that they were aware of the video and were investigating as the man who was tackled was one of the three people they had detained.

"I wanted to comment on a question I received earlier about a video of some fans tackling someone," police said.

“We have detained three people for today's incident and their investigation is underway.

"We are working to determine if one of these three is the same person who was in the video where the fans assisted the police."

horrific witness account
A parade attendee said he heard gunshots near a security post near the east platform.

"It was someone within feet of me," Shawn Gray told the Kansas City Star.

Sam Castro, 18, another parade attendee, said he saw people running out of Union Station shortly before 2 p.m.

"We just moved here, so it's kind of crazy," he told the publication.

A frightened high school student also revealed that he "didn't know if my friends were okay."

He added, "It's horrible."

The teen said that a security guard had asked him to "cross the fence" for safety, causing injuries to his face in the process.

Governor Laura Kelly told Ax that he was safe following the tragedy.

"At the end of the Chiefs rally, shots were fired near Union Station. I have been evacuated and am out of harm's way. I encourage everyone to follow instructions and updates from @kcpolice. Please be safe."

Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted about the incident.

"Prayers for Kansas City..." he wrote.

The NFL also released a statement on Twitter, reading: "We are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting that occurred today near the end of the Chiefs' rally in Kansas City. Our thoughts are with the victims and all those affected."

“We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency personnel.”

The FBI created a website for anyone with tips or video of the Super Bowl parade to send information to capture the suspect.

1 comment:

  1. Waiting for the local DA to drop all charges, blaming 'white supremacy'....


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