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Police Reveal Motive Behind Deadly Chiefs Parade Shooting as Cops Say 2 Youngsters Among 3 Arrested

The deadly shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade that killed one and injured nearly two dozen was the result of a personal dispute that exploded into violence — and cops have detained three people who may be at fault, authorities said Thursday.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves emphasized that the Wednesday afternoon attack on the west side of the city’s landmark Union Station had nothing to do with homegrown terrorism or violent extremism.

Instead, the shooting “appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire,” Graves told reporters at a Thursday press conference.

Two of the three suspects are juveniles, she said. The department has 24 hours to either charge them or release them, Graves said.

“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.”

Their bullets wounded 22 people — including nine kids — and killed 43-year-old mother of two Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a dedicated Chiefs fan who reportedly died from a shot to the abdomen.

“She was the most wonderful, beautiful person,” Lisa Lopez, a longtime friend (of no relation) who works at the Kansas City Star told the newspaper.

Graves said police sympathize with Lopez-Galvan’s family and friends, and are “working tirelessly to investigate her murder.”

Ross Grundyson, chief of the city fire department, said eight of the wounded were in critical condition when first responders reached them.

Another seven were in serious condition, and six others had minor injuries, he added. All the critical patients were brought to hospitals less than 10 minutes after they were found.

“KC FD had a plan in place, and we were ready to respond to an incident like this,” Grundyson said.

“I am very grateful and proud of the service of these crews that worked this terrible incident,” he continued. “They gave their all yesterday like they do every day in this city. And again, put the public’s lives above their own.”

Authorities had no updates on the conditions of the wounded Thursday.

The mass shooting ruined what was an otherwise joyous celebration commemorating the Chiefs’ recent Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade — until the gunfire sent panicked crowds scurrying for cover.

“I’m angry at what happened today,” Graves told reporters Wednesday. “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,” she said, adding that there were about 800 cops deployed in the area when the bullets began to fly.

A heroic Chiefs fan ran down and tackled one person who may have been a gunman before cops took them into custody, according to one video making the rounds on social media.

On Thursday, Graves commended the civilians who helped law enforcement during the chaotic situation.

“They helped one another and even physically stopped a person who was believed to be involved,” Graves said. “Your selfless act did not go unnoticed.”

Police are still probing how the perpetrators knew each other, and if Wednesday’s shooting was related to earlier crimes in the area, the chief added.

“We want to make sure that anyone who was responsible for yesterday is brought to justice,” Graves said.

Clips of the chaos showed revelers running for their lives — and several injured people being carried out on stretchers.

One victim was stretched out on the ground in a pool of blood as people performed chest compressions, a video obtained by TMZ shows.

One of the victims, Jacob Gooch Sr., told “CBS Mornings” that he has not even begun to process the events.

“It’s just crazy,” he said. “We’re all still in shock right now. Not understanding what even happened.”

Gooch — whose wife and 13-year-old son were also shot — said he didn’t see the gunman himself. But his wife and daughter watched a male suspect pull a gun and start firing indiscriminately.

Gooch said he did hear an altercation between a girl and someone else — and the girl said something like, “Don’t do this, not here,” he added.

Then the gunshots rang out.

“At the time, I thought [they] were fireworks,” he said.

A bullet passed through his wife’s calf, Gooch said, while he took a bullet in the ankle that shattered some of his bones.

His son still has a round lodged in his foot.

READ 26 COMMENTS
  • Leon Redbone says:

    I’m sure that the Democrats are going to want to jail the citizens who tackled the perp. It’s what they do.

  • Blackwidow says:

    Anyone else notice how it’s gone from shooters to teenagers to juveniles, now to youngsters? We all know they are black thugs and will probably be tried as juveniles even if they are 18 or 19. Little to no jail time.

  • Peggy says:

    Black Trash

  • Lynda says:

    They are all guilty of murder!!! Death to them

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