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Shooting in Kansas City leaves one dead

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An ambulance arriving on scene of the shooting at the parade and victory rally.

At the Super Bowl victory parade and rally, a shooting occurred. It killed one and left more than 20 people injured. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, when Chiefs fans were leaving the rally a shooting took place. It was to the west of Union Station near the garage, according to ABC.

Kansas City police took three people into custody on the day of the shooting. They later released one after determining they were not involved. The reason for the shooting is still unclear but it is believed to be because of a dispute among many people. 

 According to KMBC, Lisa Lopez was the only casualty, she was a mother of two. She was working as a DJ at the rally when the incident occurred. 

Eight of the victims were critically injured and seven were seriously hurt. At least half of the victims were under 16, they are all expected to make a full recovery. 

Jason Regier who was at the parade said he was, “Not surprised it happened, there are lots of people in a small area with lots of alcohol involved.”

This shooting happened even though there were over 800 police officers present. Regier says, “I am not sure if there is anything else you can do to prevent things like this from happening, If someone wants to cause harm they will find a way.” 

The city is not planning to cancel any of its upcoming events. “If I have a chance to go back again next year I will be back,” says Regier. 

As of Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, two adults have been charged with second-degree murder. ESPN also states they are getting charged with two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. They are both being held with a one million dollar bond each. 

 

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Camryn is a sophomore at McPherson High School. This is her first year in journalism. In her free time, she enjoys working out and hanging out with her friends and family.