Teenagers Charged in Kansas City Super Bowl Parade Shooting

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Two adolescents have been accused in connection with a shooting incident that occurred during a Super Bowl victory parade in Kansas City, United States, resulting in the death of one individual and injuries to 22 others.

According to a court statement, the two suspects, both minors under the age of 18, are currently facing charges related to gun possession and resisting arrest.

Law enforcement authorities previously indicated that the shooting stemmed from an altercation and was not linked to any terrorist activity. A third individual who was initially detained following the incident has since been released.

In a statement released by the Jackson County Family Court on Friday, it was mentioned that additional charges are anticipated as the investigation by the Kansas City Police Department progresses.

The identities of the juvenile suspects have not been disclosed, as juvenile court proceedings are kept confidential under Missouri law, with hearings conducted behind closed doors.

The Kansas City Police Department continues to seek information regarding the shooting, which occurred near Union Station following a parade and rally commemorating the Super Bowl champions.

During a press briefing on Thursday, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves disclosed that the injured individuals ranged in age from eight to 47 years old, with at least half of them being minors under 16.

The deceased victim, identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, 43, was a prominent local DJ known for hosting the Tex-Mex music show “Taste of Tejano” on community radio station KKFI. Her son, who was also injured in the incident, has been discharged from the hospital, while two other family members sustained injuries as well.

Lisa Lopez-Galvan was renowned for her contributions to the community, using her platform to raise funds for Latino community events, toy drives for children with cancer, and college scholarships.

An online fundraiser established to support the DJ’s family garnered over $230,000, including a generous donation of $100,000 from Taylor Swift.

Further accounts have emerged detailing the response of both the crowd and the Kansas City Chiefs players present during the chaos following the shooting.

Parents of a 13-year-old boy who became separated from his father amid the commotion praised Chiefs’ running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and other team members for providing shelter and support until the teenager was reunited with his family.

In a heartwarming gesture, Edwards-Helaire expressed gratitude to the boy for trusting him and assured him of his protection.

Additionally, another teenager, Gabe Wallace, recounted how he and others were comforted by the Chiefs’ head coach amidst the panic that ensued after the shots were fired.

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