Victim In KC Super Bowl Parade Shooting Identified As Radio DJ, Mom Of 2
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - FEBRUARY 14: People take cover during a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on February 14, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. Several people were shot and two people were detained after a rally celebrating the Chiefs Super Bowl victory.
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A mother of two who was a radio DJ for Kansas City’s KKFI station was shot and killed when gunfire erupted at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade on Wednesday, according to the station.

KKFI posted on Wednesday that Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the host of Taste of Tejano, was killed in the shooting that turned a celebration into a nightmare. According to the staff at four hospitals in the Kansas City area, at least 30 people were being treated for injuries stemming from the shooting, 19 of whom had gunshot wounds, CNN reported.

“It is with sincere sadness and an extremely heavy and broken heart that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan, host of Taste of Tejano lost her life today in the shooting at the KC Chiefs’ rally,” KKFI said. “Our hearts and prayers are with her family. … This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community.”

Police confirmed that one woman had died in the shooting. As of Thursday morning, authorities reported that 22 people sustained gunshot wounds and one woman was dead. Eleven children between the ages of 6 and 15 were also injured in the shooting with nine sustaining gunshot wounds. They are being treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and all 11 children are expected to recover, a spokesman for the hospital said.

Some of Lopez-Galvan’s family members were also injured in the shooting, according to Mayor Bill Baird of Lee’s Summit, which is about 20 miles southeast of Kansas City.

Police have detained three people following the shooting along with recovering firearms, but authorities are asking for more witnesses to come forward with information as they continue to investigate a possible motive.

More than 800 law enforcement officers were in and around Union Station, near where the shots rang out. Video posted on social media showed multiple parade goers tackling a man who was running through the crowd immediately after the shooting. The bystanders pinned the man down for around 30 seconds before police officers arrived. One witness also said she saw a gun fall away from the man as he was tackled to the ground.

Alyssa Marsh-Contreras said she saw her father, Paul Contreras, tackle the man as he was running, and with the help of Trey Filter, he held the man down until police arrived.


“It all started off as a celebration. As soon as the celebration was done, we heard eight to ten pops. Everybody assumed it was fireworks of some sort … until seconds later, we see multiple cops chasing them.”

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said it remains unclear if the man tackled in the viral video is “one of the three” people detained by authorities. Graves added that no suspects have been publicly identified as of Thursday morning.

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