Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting: Fatal incident stemmed from dispute, police say

Mass shooting leaves at least one dead and 22 injured

Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade leaves at least one dead

Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade leaves at least one dead
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The mass shooting that left one person dead and 22 others injured following the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade appears to have stemmed from a dispute between multiple people, police said on Thursday.

Three people were detained in connection with the shooting. Their identities have not yet been released. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker told Reuters charges could be brought as soon as Thursday afternoon.

Police Chief Stacey Graves said police have "recovered several firearms" at the scene.

Thousands of fans had gathered for the event to celebrate the NFL team's win over the San Francisco 49ers. But the celebrations soon turned to chaos as shots were fired outside Union Station.

Radio station KKFI identified the deceased victim as Lisa Lopez, who worked at the station as a DJ.

"This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community," KKFI said in a post on Facebook.

Fifteen others suffered life-threatening injuries. Eleven of those who had suffered gunshot wounds were children.

No members of the Kansas City Chiefs organisation were hurt in the shooting, the team said.

“For this joy to be turned to tragedy today in Kansas City cuts deep in the American soul,” President Joe Biden said in a statement.

The attack evoked memories of a mass shooting in Denver, Colorado, last year, where nine people were wounded after the Denver Nuggets won the NBA championship.

More than 800 law enforcement personnel were assigned to the Super Bowl parade on Wednesday, and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas expressed sorrow that the massive police presence failed to prevent the shooting.

“Parades, rallies, schools, movies – it seems like almost nothing is safe," he told reporters.

Wednesday's shooting coincided with the sixth anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, shooting, in which 17 people were killed and 17 others were injured after a lone gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Updated: February 15, 2024, 5:11 PM