Woman Killed, Children Shot In Super Bowl Celebration

A shooting in Kansas City resulted in at least one death and almost two dozen injured Wednesday, including multiple children. The shooting marred the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory celebration.

Law enforcement said that a woman was killed and 22 people injured during the incident during the NFL team’s well-attended celebratory parade. According to reports, nine children were being treated at the Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City for gunshot wounds.

The gunfire led to significant panic near the city’s Union Station.

The woman killed was identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two. She perished during surgery following a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said that the “people who came to this celebration should expect a safe environment.”

“Because of bad actors, which were very few, this tragedy occurred even in the presence of uniformed law enforcement officers,” the chief added.

Video appears to show fans chasing and tackling the suspected gunman. Police arrested a man dressed in a red hoodie and red sweatpants following the incident.

The incident affected members of the championship team, as well. Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill wrote on social media a call to join him in “prayer for all the victims in this heinous act.”

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas (D) was near the area of the shooting during the incident. He said that the event was “absolutely a tragedy, the likes of which we never would have expected in Kansas City and the likes of which we will remember for some time.”

Also near the shooting was Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons (R) and his wife.

Super Bowl star and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said that he was “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.”

The incident remains under investigation. Lucas said that federal law enforcement offered assistance.