Kansas City parade shooting: 2 juveniles charged, police say

Two juveniles are charged in the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting that left one person dead and 22 others hurt.

According to a news release from Jackson County Family Court, the two juveniles are being held on "gun-related and resisting arrest charges," with more charges expected, The Associated Press reported. The juveniles’ ages have not been released, and the court did not give any additional information.

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a 43-year-old beloved local DJ and mother of two, was shot and killed after a dispute between several people led to gunfire following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory celebration. Police said 22 other people were injured in the shooting outside Union Station. 

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The shooting victims ranged in age from 8 to 47, and half were under 16, police said. Lopez-Galvan's friends said they believe Lopez-Galvan was shot in the chest and that her son was shot as well. She was the only victim who died.


FILE - A person is loaded onto an ambulance following a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on Feb. 14, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. (David Eulitt/Getty Images)

The police chief said 1 million people likely attended the parade, and there were about 800 police officers on hand.

Three juveniles were initially detained in connection with the shooting, but one has since been released. Police are looking for others who may have been involved and are calling for witnesses, victims and people with cellphone video of the violence to call a dedicated hotline.

A news release from the Jackson County Family Court said the juveniles are being detained in the county’s Juvenile Detention Center on gun-related and resisting arrest charges. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

No further information was released. Defendants age 17 and under in Missouri are typically adjudicated through the juvenile system, which is far more private than the system for adults. Names of the accused are not released, nor are police documents such as probable cause statements.

In cases involving serious crimes such as murder, juveniles as young as 12 can be certified for trial as adults, said Lynn Urban, a professor who chairs the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at the University of Central Missouri.

Federal law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18 at the time of the crime.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.