Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting news (2024)

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4:43 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

No one has been charged yet in Kansas City shooting. Here's what we know so far, as investigation continues

From CNN staff

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting news (1)

Police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and wounded more than 20 others on Wednesday. The shooting happened after a rally celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win.

Here's what we know so far:

  • Victims: The woman killed has been identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a local DJ and a mom of two kids, according to her family and police. More than 20 others were hurt, ranging from 8 to 47 years old, according to Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves. Half of those people were under the age of 16, she added. A majority of the patients admitted to University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Kansas City have been discharged, hospital officials.
  • What happened: The shooting was a personal dispute between "several people" in which others were wounded, Graves said. She said there was no link to terrorism or homegrown extremism.
  • No one charged: Initially, police detained three people for further investigation — one adult and two juveniles, according to Graves. The adult was released Thursday afternoon after police determined they were not involved, a spokesperson for the police department said. Two juveniles still in custody have not yet been charged, but police are working with juvenile prosecutors to "review investigative findings," officials added.
  • Ongoing investigation: Bullets and shell casings left behind at the scene of the shooting are key pieces of evidence being analyzed to determine a possible connection to the people in police custody as well as any other possible suspects, a law enforcement source told CNN. Police said they recovered an unspecified number of guns. ATF investigators will also look at whether the bullets or shell casings match any of those firearms or any weapons in databases, according to the source.
  • Witness accounts: One man said he overheard an altercation before the shooting where a woman told a presumed shooter, "Don’t do it, not here; this is stupid." He said the person pulled out a gun and "started shooting and spinning in a circle," Jacob Gooch, Sr. told CBS' Gayle King. KansasCity Chiefs offensive lineman Trey Smith told ABC he found shelter in a closet and guided others to safety. He also helped calm scared kids, as did cornerback L'Jarius Sneed.
4:21 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Adult released from custody after Super Bowl celebration shooting, police say

From CNN's Raja Razek

One of the three people detained in the wake of Wednesday’s Super Bowl celebration shooting has been released, the Kansas City Police Department said. That person was determined not to have been involved, a police spokesperson tells CNN.

Only two juvenile teens are currently in custody in connection with the incident, according to the police department.

"A third person who was in custody was determined to not be involved," spokesperson Alayna Gonzalez said.

"The two juveniles are currently being held in custody while we work with juvenile prosecutors to review investigative findings and determine applicable charges," the spokesperson added. "The juvenile court system determines the custody status of all juvenile arrests."

4:29 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Chiefs player recalls past experiences with gun violence while trying to comfort kids during shooting

From CNN's David Close

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed said the shooting after Super Bowl celebrations on Wednesday brought back memories of being a target of gun violence.

"It just brings back trauma, brings back (bad) times," Sneed told ESPN's Hannah Storm on Thursday. "It's not something you want to be in — never. Just, in that moment, I just knew what to do and how to comfort the kids at that moment."

Sneed said he and others rushed into a building when the chaos started. The four-year NFL pro said kids "surrounded me" while seeking shelter in a basem*nt.

"I tried to comfort them in that situation. Just tell them everything is OK. Just rubbing their back(s) and just be like, 'Everything’s going to be fine,'" he said.

"It's very sad," he told ESPN. "Just for the kids. They are trying to celebrate something, a big accomplishment for us. We were just trying to celebrate it with them, and for that to happen is very tragic."

3:53 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Most shooting patients at 2 Kansas City hospitals have been discharged, officials say

From CNN’s Andi Babineau

A majority of the patients admitted to University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Kansas City have been discharged, hospital officials confirmed Thursday afternoon.

At University Health Truman Medical Center, eight of the 12 patients have been released. Of the four still being treated, three suffered gunshot wounds and one sustained a broken bone while trying to flee the scene, according to doctors.

Two of the gunshot victims are in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, Dr. Dustin Neel said. He called one a “young gentleman” and the other an “older woman,” and said they were the first two patients the hospital received.

Children’s Mercy Kansas City said they initially admitted 12 people after the shooting — 11 children and one adult. Nine of the children had gunshot wounds. All but three patients have been discharged as of Thursday, hospital officials said.

Those three still in the hospital are children, Chief Nursing Officer Stephanie Meyer said. She said they have been stabilized and all are doing well and expected to make full recoveries.

3:39 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Radio traffic details law enforcement response during Kansas City shooting

From CNN’s David Williams

Radio traffic between law enforcement and other emergency responders details the response to Wednesday’s shooting at theChiefsvictory rally at Union Station in Kansas City.

In the Broadcastifychannel Kansas City Metro Area Fire, EMS, and Police, authorities can be heard working to get medical personnel to wounded victims and coordinate the search for suspects.

“Fire’s getting reports of shots fired at (unintelligible) and Main … there’s a bunch of people running, can we get more people down here?" one person said.

On the radio, responders are heard reporting a shooting on the west side of Union Station and dispatching emergency medics. Later, officers take one person into custody and start to try to clear the crowd out.

"Do we have our party in custody yet?" one person asked.
"We’ve got one party in custody. I don’t know how many shooters we had. We’ve got two guns located over here with us," another person replies.
"Copy that, what do you need?" the person said.
"Right now, I think we just gotta get people out of here. If you could send more officers to kind of help clear the crowd," they answer.
3:04 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Biden was devastated and frustrated by Kansas City mass shooting, White House says

From CNN's Donald Judd

President Joe Biden is devastated but “also frustrated”by Wednesday’s mass shooting in Kansas City that killed one person and injured more than 20 others, the White House said Thursday.

"This gun violence epidemic is, you know, really destroying our communities, is having an effect on our communities, and he is going to do everything that he can to continue to move forward with protecting our communities, but Congress needs to act, Congress needs to act," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.

In a statement lamenting the shooting Wednesday, Biden mourned that the celebration “turned to tragedy,” before calling on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban, limit high-capacity magazines and strengthen background checks.

The press secretary wouldn’t say if Biden plans to speak to the victims or travel to Kansas City.

2:34 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Family of woman killed in shooting remembers her as a loving mother and wife

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting news (2)

The family of the woman killed in a shooting after a Super Bowl celebration for the Kansas City Chiefs is remembering her as an amazing mother, wife and daughter.

RadioDJ Lisa Lopez-Galvandied after getting shotatthe rally, her family and her employer KKFI 90.1 FM have said, and police confirmed her death on Thursday.

"We are heartbroken with the loss of our loved one, Elizabeth 'Lisa,'" her family said in a statement, adding that she leaves behind her husband and two kids.

"We ask to please keep our family in your prayers as we grieve the loss of Lisa’s death while also supporting our other loved ones who were impacted in this senseless act," the family said.

CNN's Chris Boyette contributed reporting to this post.

2:32 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Bullets and shell casings are major focus of investigation, source says

From CNN's Josh Campbell

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting news (3)

Bullets and shell casings left behind at the scene of Wednesday's shooting after the Chiefs Super Bowl rally in Kansas City, Missouri, are key pieces of evidence being analyzed to determine a possible connection to individuals currently in custody — as well as any possible additional suspects — a law enforcement source told CNN.

Specialists from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are also analyzing bullets recovered at the scene and in victims to determine which gun was responsible for killing or injuring specific people, the source said.

Ejected casings are additionally being studied to identify whether unique markings left behind on a shell casing by a gun during firing — similar to a fingerprint — match other shootings in law enforcement databases, the source said.

On Wednesday, Kansas City police said three people had been detained, and an unspecified number of guns were recovered by police.

In addition to helping tie those guns to rounds fired at the scene, the source said ATF investigators are working to determine whether any bullets and shell casings recovered fail to fit the unique profile of those recovered weapons, which could indicate additional suspects are at large.

1:12 p.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Half of shooting victims were children, according to police chief

From CNN's Chris Boyette and Chris Isidore

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting news (4)

Half of the over 20 people injured in the shooting at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally are under the age of 16, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said.

The victims range in age from 8 to 47 years old, according to Graves. The one person who has died from the shooting was 43 years old, she confirmed. CNNpreviously reported that Lisa Lopez-Galvan, aKansasCity-area radio DJ, died during the shooting and was identified by KKFI radio 90.1 FM.

There were 22 victims of the shooting who were treated at the scene and transported by emergency personnel, said Kansas City Interim Fire Chief Ross Grundyson on Thursday. Of those taken to hospitals, there were eight critical patients in critical condition, seven in serious condition and six with minor injuries. He said all the critical patients were transported off the scene within 10 minutes of first responders’ arrival.

The number treated and transported by first responders may not include everyone who was injured, as some victims may have sought treatment on their own after fleeing the scene.

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