Chiefs Super Bowl rally shooting leaves one dead and multiple injured (2024)

12:31 a.m. ET, February 15, 2024

FBI and police requesting videos, tips from Super Bowl parade shooting

From CNN’s Sara Smart

The FBI hasset up a websiteasking for tips or videos from the Super Bowl parade shooting that took place on Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City.

“FBI and KCPD are requesting any videos from the Super Bowl shooting and any video of shooters attempting to flee the scene,” the website says in part.

Anyone with any information, photos, or videos is encouraged by police and the FBI to submit them to the website.

11:58 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

Missouri legislator who survived shooting alongside 5-year-old daughter now mourns slain DJ

From CNN’s Sara Smart

Chiefs Super Bowl rally shooting leaves one dead and multiple injured (1)

A Missouri legislator who survived the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting on Wednesday, along with his 5-year-old daughter, told CNN that he is now mourning the loss of his long-time friend, who died after being shot at the scene.

Manny Abarca, the treasurer of the Kansas City Public School Board, told CNN’s Laura Coates that he and his daughter had left the main stage area when they heard screams and saw a flood of people running toward them.

“I didn’t know exactly what was happening at the time, but people were saying guns, police, run,” Abarca said.

He said he immediately picked up his daughter and sheltered in a nearby restaurant with other Kansas City Chiefs players, owners, family members, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

Abarca said his daughter went into “protocol mode” and told her father: “This is like training.”

“No one should have to go through this,” Abarca said.

Abarca was a lifelong friend of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, who died during the shooting. He noted that she was a mother and embraced the Latino culture while working at the local radio station.

“Such a tragic loss both to our community and also to her family,” he added.

Abarca said multiple family members who were with Lopez-Galvan at the parade were among those wounded.

12:21 a.m. ET, February 15, 2024

Local DJ died in rally shooting, radio station says

From CNN’s Amanda Jackson

Chiefs Super Bowl rally shooting leaves one dead and multiple injured (2)

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, aKansas City-area radio DJ, died after being shotatthe Chiefs victory rally, according to a post shared by her employer, KKFI radio 90.1 FM.

“It is with sincere sadness and an extremely heavy and broken heart that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez, host of Taste of Tejano lost her life,” the stationshared on Facebook.

Police have not provided any details surrounding her death.

“Lisa was one of our programmers/DJs on Taste of Tejano.Like all our programmers, she was a volunteer who donated her time and talent to KKFI.Along with her co-producer/DJ Tommy Andrade, their show has brought a voice to the KC community that is missed in the mainstream media," Kelly Dougherty, the station's director of development and communications, said in an email to CNN.

“We are absolutely devastated at the loss of such an amazing person who gave so much to KKFI and the KC community," Dougherty added.

Lopez-Galvan's bio on the station's website said she thought music “is Iife and a source of happiness." She worked as a bilingual private DJ for over 15 years before becoming a co-host of Taste of Tejano in March of 2022.

A Missouri legislator who attended the Kansas City Chief’s Super Bowl celebration parade with his 5-year-old daughter told CNN that multiple family members of Lopez-Galvan were among those wounded.

This post has been updated to add the legislator's comment.

9:35 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

Biden says shooting should “shock us, shame us into acting” and urges Congress to enact gun laws

From CNN's Samantha Waldenberg

President Joe Biden called on Congress and the country to act in the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting following a parade for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs.

“It is time to act. That’s where I stand. And I ask the country to stand with me. To make your voice heard in Congress so we finally act to ban assault weapons, to limit high-capacity magazines, strengthen background checks, keep guns out of the hands of those who have no business owning them or handling them,” Biden said in a statement released by the White House.

Biden remarked that the Super Bowl win should have been a joyous occasion.

“For this joy to be turned to tragedy today in Kansas City cuts deep in the American soul. Today’s events should move us, shock us, shame us into acting. What are we waiting for? What else do we need to see? How many more families need to be torn apart?”

9:02 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

Kamala Harris calls on Congress to pass “reasonable gun safety laws” after Kansas City shooting

From CNN's Samantha Waldenberg

Chiefs Super Bowl rally shooting leaves one dead and multiple injured (3)

Vice President Kamala Harris called on Congress members to pass “reasonable gun safety laws” after Wednesday’s shooting following a parade for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs.

“The reality of it is a lot of this can be prevented if members of legislatures, including the United States Congress, just have the courage to act with reasonable gun safety law,” Harris told reporters at Joint Base Andrews before stepping aboard Air Force 2 en route to the Munich Security Conference.

Harris added that her prayers are with those who have been affected by the shooting.

In September 2023, President Joe Biden established the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, and tasked the vice president with overseeing the office.

10:36 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

Man who tackled individual with weapon after Super Bowl shooting describes the moment: "It's just a reaction"

A man who tackled an individual who had a weapon following today's deadly shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, described the moment on CNN this evening.

"You don't think about it. It's just a reaction," Paul Contreras told CNN's Erin Burnett, who showed video of the moment he tackled the person.

Contreras described hitting the individual from behind and knocking the gun out of their possession. Contreras and another person who was attending the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl celebrations then tackled the gunman to the ground and waited for police to show up and take over, Contreras said.

"He was fighting the whole time," he said of the gunman. "And we were fighting him to keep him down."

Contreras's daughter, who shot the video of the incident, said, "It all happened so fast."

"I didn't want to leave my dad's side because who knew what could've happened or if they needed help," Alyssa Marsh Contreras told CNN.

It's unclear if the person who was tackled by Contreras was one of the three people that Kansas City police said were detained following the shooting.

Watch the interview with Erin Burnett below:

8:36 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

At least 29 people treated after Kansas City shooting, including 19 for gunshot injuries, hospitals say

From CNN’s Raja Razek, Sarah Dewberry Jillian Sykes and Jamiel Lynch

At least 29 people are being treated for injuries following the deadly shooting Wednesday after a massive celebration for the Super Bowl-winning Chiefs in Kansas City, Missouri, according to four local hospitals.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said during a news conference that 22 people were shot in the incident, one of whom died from their injuries. But the police are still working on the total number of those injured.

The hospitals told CNN that 19 of 29 patients are being treated for gunshot injuries.

  • The University Health Truman Medical Center received 12 victims, eight of whom suffered gunshot wounds, according to Dr. Mark Steele. Of those with gunshot wounds, Steele said that two are in critical condition and six are in stable condition.
  • The University of Kansas Health System is treating one gunshot victim from the incident, according to Alexis Del Cid, an anchor and host with the hospital system's news network. Del Cid had no information on how many may have come to their hospital with other injuries.
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital received12patients from the incident, according to Stephenie Meyer, senior vice president and chief nursing officer. Eleven of those are children between the ages of 6 and 15. Nine have gunshot wounds, she said at a news conference. All the patients are expected to fully recover, Meyer added.
  • Threepatients walked into St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, according to spokesperson Laurel Gifford. They all have minor injuries. In addition, St. Luke’s is treatingonegunshot victimwho is in critical condition, she said.

CNN’s Dianne Gallagher contributed to this report.

7:41 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

What we know: Children are among those wounded in shooting following parade for Super Bowl champions

From CNN staff

Chiefs Super Bowl rally shooting leaves one dead and multiple injured (5)

A community that came together to celebrate a dramatic Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory on Sunday is now recovering from a shooting that wounded dozens of people, including children. At least 22 people suffered gunshot injuries and one of them has died, Kansas City officials said Wednesday.

But there is still a lot that police do not know as the investigation gets underway into a tragic ending to a festive day in the Missouri city.

The shooting, which happened after a parade and rally for the Chiefs, is at least the 48th mass shooting in the United States so far this year, according tothe Gun Violence Archive.

Here's what we know so far:

Victims: There are at least 22 people with gunshot wounds, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said. One of those people has died, said Kansas City Fire Department Interim Chief Ross Grundyson. Some of the shooting victims were children, he added. Officials are still working to identify the person killed.

What we know about the condition of the survivors:

  • 8 had immediately life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospitals within 10 minutes, according to Grundyson.
  • 7 had life-threatening injuries
  • 6 had minor injuries

What happened: The shooting happened on the west side of Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Graves said.Though witnesses described watching officers run into the surrounding buildings, the police chief said the incident happened outside. When officers arrived on the scene, they immediately started helping people who were hurt.

People detained: Graves said police have detained three people for further investigation. She said earlier that officers detained two people when they arrived at the scene, with officers even chasing one person. A video has circulated which shows "some fans tackling someone," she said. Authorities are trying to determine if one of the detained individuals is the same person featured in the video. Graves also said police have recovered firearms.

Key things we don't know yet:

  • How many shots were fired
  • The amount of time between shots
  • The motive
  • Who was the gunman and was there more than one

What is happening now: Police are collecting physical and digital evidence, conducting interviews and asking victims some questions, Graves said. “There’s a lot of work ahead in this is just the beginning stages, but we’re moving as fast as we can,” she said. Federal law enforcement has been assisting, according to the White House.

Reaction: The Kansas City Chiefs organization said in a statement it was saddened by the shooting and called it a "senseless act of violence." The National Football League said its thoughts are "with the victims and everyone affected" and thanked law enforcement. Someindividual playersalso shared messages of support on social media.

6:56 p.m. ET, February 14, 2024

"Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone affected," NFL says after shooting

From CNN's Wayne Sterling

The National Football League issued a statement Wednesday following a deadly shooting that took place at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl celebrations.

"We are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting that occurred today near the end of the rally in Kansas City for the Chiefs. Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone affected," the league said on X. "We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency personnel."
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