More Than Half of the Victims in the Kansas City Super Bowl Parade Shooting Were Children, Adding to the Tragedy

( – Two teens were arrested and are facing gun-related and resisting-arrest charges for the Feb. 14 shooting that killed one person and injured 22 outside Union Station following the Super Bowl parade and rally for the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to a statement from the Office of the Juvenile Officer, “additional charges are expected” as the investigation by the Kansas City Police Department into the shooting continues. The two teenagers are in custody at the Juvenile Detention Center. A third person was initially taken into custody but was released once it was determined the person was not involved in the shooting.

In a statement posted on social media from Kansas City police Chief Stacey Graves, she said investigators “will not relent” until everyone involved in the shooting “is apprehended.” According to authorities, it appears as though the shooting happened following a dispute between groups of people.

A witness, Jacob Gooch, 37, stated that moments before the shooting, he heard a woman saying, “Not now. This isn’t the place.”

According to other witnesses, Kourtney and Jesse King, they saw four people arguing before two of the men started shooting. They said the group was “firing weapons behind their backs” as they were running away.

Another witness, Paul Contreras, was seen in a video on social media tackling a potential suspect.

A total of 29 patients ranging in age from 8 to 47 were transported to four hospitals, and 19 of those were treated for injuries from gunshots. At least half of the victims were under 16 years old. One adult and 11 children between the ages of 6 and 15 were treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital, where a vigil was held Feb. 15. By Feb. 16 only one remained hospitalized.

Killed in the shooting was a mother of two children, radio DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan, 43, who her family said was a “wholesome, very caring, very loving individual.”

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