Update On Shooting At Kansas City Super Bowl Celebration

February 15, 2024

This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves in a Thursday press conference providing an update on a shooting that took place at the end of a Super Bowl parade celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday. Graves said, “We want to make sure that anyone that was responsible for yesterday is brought to justice.”

Why It Matters: Graves identified a woman who was killed in the shooting as Elizabeth Galvan, 43, and noted that the age of the 22 other victims injured range from between 8 to 47 years old. She said at least half of the victims are younger than age 16; of the three subjects police have detained, two are juveniles. Graves said authorities “are working to determine the involvement of others,” encouraging anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact police. No charges have yet been filed and the investigation remains active and ongoing; Graves said preliminary findings have found no connection to homegrown violent extremism or terrorism.

Mid-Day Friday Update: One of the suspects has been released after police determined they were not involved, while two suspects – both juveniles –have been charged. According to Jackson County Family Court, the suspects are being held in a juvenile detention center “on gun-related and resisting arrest charges,” with additional charges expected amid the ongoing investigation. Learn more HERE.

Read More: UPDATE: SUPER BOWL PARADE AND CELEBRATION SHOOTINGS (Kansas City, Missouri Police Department)

Shooting after Chiefs Super Bowl parade seemed to stem from dispute among seeral people, police say (The Associated Press)

Kansas City Chiefs’ rally shooting was the result of a ‘dispute between several people,’ 2 juveniles in custody (NBC News)

by Leah Grainery, based in Texas