Jean Peters Baker : “Baker to update Chiefs Super Bowl rally shooting investigation”

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will be providing an update on the investigation into the tragic mass shooting that took place at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally last week. The news conference is set to take place at 2 p.m. at the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

Charges were recently filed against two teenagers in connection with the shooting that resulted in the death of a woman and left 39 others injured, 23 of whom sustained gunshot wounds. The victim, Lisa Lopez-Galvan, was a beloved mother and popular disc jockey.

The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, as fans were celebrating the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win against the San Francisco 49ers. Gunshots rang out near Union Station, sending hundreds of people running for safety.

The two teenagers are currently being held at the Juvenile Detention Center on charges related to firearms and resisting arrest. The family court division of the Jackson County Circuit Court stated that additional charges are expected as the investigation progresses.

The Office of the Juvenile Officer serves as the prosecutor for criminal cases involving minors, with proceedings typically held in family court. Depending on the severity of the charges, juvenile defendants may face a mandatory certification hearing to determine whether they will be tried as adults for offenses like first-degree assault and murder.

In a separate development, 36-year-old Jose L. Castillo has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in connection to the shooting. A witness reported seeing Castillo pick up a handgun that was dropped during a fight and walk away with it. When confronted by officers, Castillo allegedly discarded the firearm, which he was not legally allowed to possess due to a previous felony conviction in 2016.

The investigation into the mass shooting is ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to bring justice to the victims and their families.

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