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Kansas City Chiefs rally shooting was the result of a 'dispute between several people'; 2 juveniles in custody

One person was killed and three people are still in critical condition after shots were fired near Union Station at the end of the parade, officials said.

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One person is dead and at least 20 others were injured after shots were fired at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade and rally in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday. 

Suspects opened fire on the crowd near Union Station, where the parade concluded and a rally was being held to celebrate the team and the city. All of the Chiefs players, coaches and staff members and their families were unharmed in the chaos. 

Police said Thursday that two people, both juveniles, are in custody in connection with the shooting and have not released their identities. 

Officials have said that they do not believe terrorism was the motive and that the shooting was the result of a “dispute between several people.”

The person who was fatally shot was identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a popular local radio DJ who was attending the celebration with her son, a fan of the Chiefs. Her sister confirmed her death to NBC News. 

Three people remained in critical condition Thursday. Children’s Mercy Hospital said it treated a number of children, ages 6 to 15, nine of whom had gunshot wounds. All are expected to recover. 

Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce said they are “praying” for Kansas City and are “heartbroken” over the tragedy. 

14w ago / 4:29 PM EST

Crews clean up at Kansas City shooting scene

NBC News

Crews began cleaning up the scene of the Kansas City shooting that took place at the Chiefs’ victory parade. At least one person was killed and 22 others were injured.

14w ago / 3:50 PM EST

‘My bag saved my life,’ Kansas City shooting witness says

NBC News

A witness described fleeing the Kansas City shooting that took place at the Chiefs’ victory parade. Bridget Barton showed the backpack she was wearing at the time of the shooting and explained that it saved her from the backfire of bullets.

14w ago / 2:34 PM EST

Chairs spell out 'KC Strong' in front of Union Station day after shooting

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Crews assembled what appear to be chairs to spell out KC Strong near where the stage was yesterday in front of Union Station in Kansas City.William Ujek / NBC News
14w ago / 2:12 PM EST

'Please breathe': Chiefs coach Andy Reid reportedly comforted panicked teen amid chaos

Andy Reid, the head coach who drove the Kansas City Chiefs to victory at the Super Bowl over the weekend, helped console a teenager who appeared distressed after shots rang out near Union Station yesterday, according to a new report in the Kansas City Star.

Gabe Wallace told the newspaper that he heard gunshots — "boom, boom, like real quick" – and then ran for cover. He tried to clamber over a barricade, but his foot got stuck and his face hit the concrete. When he got up, a security guard pointed him inside Union Station. Reid, who had just spoken on a stage outside, saw Wallace and tried to offer solace.

"Andy Reid was trying to comfort me, which was nice," the high school student told the newspaper, his voice breaking and eyes welling up with tears. "He was kind of hugging me, just like, 'Are you OK, man? Are you OK? Just please breathe.' He was being real nice and everything."

Reid eventually went to go check on other people, said Wallace, who declined an NBC News interview request. Inside the station, he grew increasingly worried that his friends who joined him at the parade had been shot dead. It would be another half hour before Wallace and his friend Hank Hunter reunited outside on what would have been the parade route's last stop.

14w ago / 1:06 PM EST

Witness describes fleeing chaotic scene, climbing fence after hearing 'popping noises'

Janelle Duncan, a longtime Chiefs fan who has attended every Super Bowl victory parade for the team, had to climb over a fence to escape what she described as a chaotic scene.

"We just heard a bunch of popping noises ... and people started scurrying around," Duncan said. "Some people were yelling, ‘Duck,’ and, ‘Run, there’s a shooter!'"

"Someone was yelling that a lady got shot. And then another guy was yelling, ‘Come on you guys, it’s fireworks. False alarm.’ We were just trying to get out of there as quickly as possible, but everybody was running in different directions," she said in a phone interview.

14w ago / 12:32 PM EST

All victims at Children's Mercy Hospital expected to recover

Debra Jones

Children’s Mercy Hospital received 12 patients from the rally, 11 of whom are children ranging from 6 to 15 years old, and nine of the children had been shot, a spokesperson for the Kansas City hospital said.

All the victims are expected to recover, the spokesperson said. Three of them are still being treated at the hospital and all others have been released.

Police had earlier said the age range of the victims began at 8 years old. The reason for the discrepancy between police and the hospital is unclear at this point.

14w ago / 12:07 PM EST

Union Station, site of the shooting, staying closed today

Will Ujek

Representatives for Union Station in downtown Kansas City, the location of yesterday's deadly shooting, said the building will remain closed today. Only essential staff will be on site.

The tentative plan is to reopen the building tomorrow morning.

14w ago / 12:02 PM EST

At least half of the victims are under age 16

The more than 20 people injured during yesterday's shooting range in age from 8 to 47, and at least half are under the age of 16, Kansas City's police chief told reporters at this morning's news conference.

Children's Mercy Hospital later said the age range for victims began at 6 years old. The reason for the discrepancy between police and the hospital is unclear at this point.

14w ago / 11:44 AM EST

Shooting resulted from 'dispute between several people,' 2 juveniles in custody

Yesterday's shooting came amid what "appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire," Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves told reporters today.

Graves said that people were in custody in connection with the shooting, two of whom are juveniles. Police issued a statement after the briefing saying that only said the two juveniles were in custody.

Several firearms were recovered, Graves said.

At least one person is dead and 22 others were injured in the shooting. The police chief said investigators have not found any link to terrorism or homegrown extremism.

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