Travis Kelce Reacts To Super Bowl Parade Shooting In Kansas City

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1 Killed, 22 Injured In Shooting At Super Bowl Celebration In Kansas City

On Wednesday (February 14), a shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration parade resulted in the death of one woman. At least 22 other individuals were injured. The Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce, and other players, have released statements about the horrific event.

KMBC-TV, a television news station out of Kansas City, published a report about the tragedy. The outlet confirmed with Kansas City radio station KKFI that one of its DJs, Lisa Lopez-Galvan, was killed in the shooting.

Friends confirmed the news of Lopez-Galvan’s death with The Kansas City Star. The Star reports she “died during surgery at a hospital from a gunshot wound to her abdomen Wednesday afternoon.”

This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community,” KKFI said in a post on Facebook. Lopez-Galvan was a mother of two.

Additionally, KMBC-TV reports that 22 people were injured in the shooting. The Kansas City Fire Department told the outlet that eight victims “had immediate life-threatening injures,” seven had life-threatening injuries, and six had non-life threatening injuries.

Children’s Mercy Hospital said they were treating 11 children at their facility, nine being gunshot victims.

What Happened In Kansas City?

An additional report from KMBC-TV explains what is known about the shooting so far.

The shooting occurred after the parade, just as the Chiefs’ victory rally was coming to an end, around 2 PM local time. Police said shots were fired west of Union Station, where the parade route ended.

Police confirmed that three people were detained following the shooting. At least one firearm was recovered as well.

NBC News reports that Police Chief Stacey Graves said officials “do not believe the motive was terrorism.” But an exact motive is not known as of press time.

Photos and videos show brave bystanders jumping into action to tackle one of the possible suspects. Paul Contreras was identified as one of the bystanders seen in the videos.

Contreras told NBC News:

“It was just a reaction. He was running against [the flow of people] … the wrong way and there was another gentleman screaming out of the top of his lungs, ‘catch this guy, tackle him.'”

He added, “I really wasn’t sure until he came running and I had the perfect angle to do what I did. I took him down.”

Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, & Other Chiefs Players Release Statements About The Shooting

The Kansas City Chiefs released a statement after the shooting.

“We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred outside of Union Station at the conclusion of today’s parade and rally,” the statement read. “Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all of Kansas City.”

The Kansas City Chiefs and players such as Travis Kelce released statements about the Super Bowl parade shooting that occurred in Kansas City on February 14
The Kansas City Chiefs / Facebook

The team also confirmed that all of its players and coaching staff were safe.

Many of the Chiefs’ star players released their own statements about the shooting. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said, “Praying for Kansas City...”

The team’s tight end, Travis Kelce, also released a statement. He said:

I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today. My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me.”

Read More Statements From Chiefs Players About The Shooting Below

What You Can Do To Help

KMBC-TV reports the FBI encourages parade attendees to provide them with any videos of the parade that could help in their investigation. You can send those videos here.

The Kansas City Police also established a separate phone number for people to call in regard to the shooting. If you have any information, you’re encouraged to call that number, which is 816-413-3477.

Also, a GoFundMe has been established to help the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan. You can donate to the fundraiser here.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Kansas City at this time…

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