Mass shooting at KC Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade

On Feb. 14, 2024, following the Super Bowl LVIII parade celebrating the victory of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, a mass shooting at Union Station led to at least 25 wounded people, with 11 being children. However, one person was tragically killed, Elizabeth “Lisa” Lopez-Galvan.

18-year-old Dominic Miller and 23-year-old Lyndell Mays were charged with “second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.” As the parade concluded, locals overheard Miller and Mays arguing with one another, which quickly escalated to gunfire. Two other teenagers were also charged with both gun-related offenses and with resisting arrest. 

Video evidence from the event shows onlookers chasing down and tackling the shooters, detaining them until the police arrived. In an interview with NBC’s Today Show, Paul Contreras, who was seen tackling one of the shooters, explains the event. “When I took him down to the ground, his hood went over his head so he was face down the whole time,” Contreras said. “I had him face down to the ground with me on top of him…”

As our community members and families process the tragedy that took place, the Chiefs players have teamed up with United Way of Greater Kansas City, a non-profit organization, to launch the #KCStrong Fund for emergency monetary funding to support those affected by the shooting, violence protection organizations, recovery facilities and first responders.

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, whose life was unfortunately taken at the shooting, was a part of the William Jewell community, both as a sister and as an aunt. In a supportive effort to honor Ms. Lopez-Galvan, the Faith and Culture center at Jewell has set up a memorial outside of Gano Chapel.

Memorial for Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan. Gano Chapel at William Jewell College on Feb. 26, 2024. (Koda Rose/The Hilltop Monitor.)

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