No Charges Yet in Kansas City Chiefs Parade Shooting

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Police have 24 hours to decide whether or not to charge suspects.

Stacey Graves, Kansas City Police Chief, said that the Chiefs Parade shooting which resulted in a woman’s death began as a “dispute” between several people. (WDAF)

Police have arrested multiple suspects, but no charges have been filed yet about the mass shooting that occurred on Wednesday, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Stacey Graves, the Kansas City Police chief, held a Thursday press conference to provide an update on the investigation. She announced that prosecutors are still working on filing charges.

“We haven’t charged them yet. The investigation is ongoing. Graves said, “We have 24 hours before we must either file charges against them or release them.

Stacey Graves, Kansas City Police Chief, addresses the media with an update on the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade shooting.

She added, “And, again, we’re working closely with Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office to present the best case for prosecution of their actions by linking them with the actual shooting.”

Around 2 p.m., local time, gunshots were heard during the Chiefs victory parade near the Union Station Parking Garage in Kansas City. One woman was killed and 22 others were injured. Lisa Lopez-Galvan is a local radio DJ and mother of two.

As of Wednesday evening, eleven children also sustained injuries during the shooting. They are expected to recover. Nine children were injured by gunfire, and two others sustained other injuries.

Two of the suspects are minors.

The authorities said that “the relationship between those involved is still being investigated” but there was no evidence linking the two to terrorism.

The Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory procession in Kansas City was held on Wednesday.

Graves stated, “First and foremost I would like to emphasize that preliminary investigation findings have proven there was no connection to terrorism or domestic violent extremism.” This appeared to be an argument between several people which ended in gunfire.

The authorities also stated that investigators no longer believe that the violence occurred in several locations. Instead, they now believe that it was concentrated “mostly” on the west side of Union Station.

The police report that a total of 23 victims were known in this shooting. One of them, Elizabeth Gavin (age 43), was killed.