Lisa Lopez-Galvan : “Super Bowl Parade Shooting: Radio DJ Killed, Toll Surpasses 20”

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade shooting Claims Life of Local Radio DJ

In a tragic incident during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade, a local radio disc jockey (DJ) was killed, while the number of people injured in the gun attack has risen to 22, according to police reports on Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a well-known host of KKFI radio 90.1 FM’s “Taste of Tejano.” She tragically lost her life while undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds at a local hospital. The news of her demise was shared by the radio station on Facebook, expressing their profound sadness and heartbreak.

During a news conference, Police Chief Stacey Graves revealed that three individuals are currently detained and under investigation in connection with the shooting, which took place near the city’s landmark Union Station. The motive behind the violent incident remains unknown at this time.

What makes this incident even more heartbreaking is that among the 22 individuals injured, 11 of them are children between the ages of six and 15. A spokesperson from Children’s Mercy Kansas City hospital confirmed that nine out of the 12 patients were victims of gunfire.

Fire Department Chief Ross Grundyson provided an update on the victims, stating that at least 22 people were struck by gunfire, with 15 of them sustaining life-threatening injuries. The full extent of the casualties and the age range of the victims is still being determined as investigators piece together the precise circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Although the details surrounding the incident remain unclear, authorities are reviewing video footage and acknowledging the involvement of some fans in the pursuit and capture of at least one suspect.

The shooting took place during a parade and rally held in downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Chiefs’ repeat championship win. Approximately 1 million people attended the event, including players like Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Drue Tranquill, who were on stage with their families when the shooting occurred.

Thankfully, the Chiefs’ Vice President of Content and Production Robert G Alberino Jr confirmed that all players, their families, and the organization’s staff were accounted for and immediately transported to Arrowhead Stadium, ensuring their safety.

This tragic incident marks at least the 48th mass shooting in the United States this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, shining a spotlight on the ongoing issue of gun violence in the country.

As the investigation continues, our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, as well as the victims and their loved ones affected by this senseless act of violence.

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