Kansas City Police Chief Says Two Juveniles Among Those Detained In Super Bowl Parade Shooting

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We’re getting more information about the horrific shooting yesterday at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade.

What was supposed to be a day of celebration for the team and the city turned tragic when gunfire erupted near Union Station, with one confirmed death so far and 22 others injured, including some still in critical condition. Half of the victims are under the age of 16.

Kansas City radio station KKFI has identified one of its DJs, Lisa Lopez-Galvan, as the deceased victim of the shooting.

And this morning, Kansas City police chief Stacey Graves provided a further update on the investigation into the gunfire.

Graves confirmed that there’s no indication that the shooting was the result of terrorism or “homegrown extremism,” but said that it appears to have been the result of a fight that turned deadly.

“This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire.”

This immediately lead people online to speculate that the shooting was a result of gang violence, though nothing has been confirmed as of right now.

Graves also said that police currently have three suspects detained, two of whom are juveniles. The victims range between the ages of 8-47 years old.

Police say they also recovered “several firearms,” and one large gun was seen being picked up after a heroic bystander tackled one of the suspects.

Stephanie Meyer, chief nursing officer for Children’s Mercy Hospital, said they were treating 12 patients from the shooting, including 11 children between the ages of 6 and 15, many of whom suffered gunshot wounds. But the good news is all are expected to recover.

And University Health spokesperson Leslie Carto said eight gunshot victims were brought to their hospital, where two are still in critical condition, with one in stable condition. The other five victims have already been discharged.

One gunshot victim also remains in critical condition at St. Luke’s hospital.

Graves emphasized that the investigation is still ongoing, and that they’re still seeking information about the possibility of other suspects:

“We are working to determine the involvement of others. And it should be noted we have recovered several firearms. This incident is still a very active investigation.”

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