Police confirm Super Bowl parade shooting was not a terrorist attack

The Wednesday shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade that left one dead and at least 21 injured began as a personal dispute, according to a statement from Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves. Graves spoke Wednesday afternoon about the attack, emphasizing that the shooting had nothing to do with terrorism or violent extremism. The shooting instead “appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire,” Graves told reporters during a Thursday press conference. Kansas City Police have arrested three suspects related to the shooting. Two of these individuals are juveniles. The department has 24 hours to either charge or release them, according to Graves.

“We have subjects that are detained,” Graves said. “We are working to determine the involvement of others, and it should be noted we have recovered several firearms. …This incident is still a very active investigation.” Twenty-three people – at least 11 of whom were children – were hit by bullets. The youngest victim was 8, according to Graves.

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a radio show host for local station KKFI 90.1 and a mother of two was identified as the deceased. “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,” the station wrote on Facebook.

“This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community,” the post continued. “We are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting that occurred today near the end of the rally in Kansas City for the Chiefs,” the league said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone affected. We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency personnel.”