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Kansas City shooting: Two teens charged as children released from hospital

Two juveniles have been charged in connection to Wednesday’s shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade.

“The juveniles are currently detained in secure detention at the Juvenile Detention Center on gun related and resisting arrest charges,” the Jackson County Family Court Division said in a statement. “It is anticipated that additional charges are expected in the future as the investigation by the Kansas City Police Department continues.”

Officials have yet to release the suspects’ names.

Of the 22 people who suffered gunshot injuries during the shooting, more than half of the victims are under the age of 16, police said.

The victims ranged in age from eight to 47 years old.

The deceased has been identified as local DJ and mother-of-two, Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan.

A GoFundMe started by the family of Ms Lopez-Galvan raised more than $190,000 with Taylor Swift donating most of the proceeds.

On the official GoFundMe page, the top donator remains to be Ms Swift, who attended the Super Bowl to cheer on her boyfriend and Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce. Ms Swift donated $50,000 twice to the family’s fundraiser and sent her “deepest sympathies and condolences.”

On Saturday, Children’s Mercy hospital announced that all 12 shooting patients were released. A patient at another hospital remains in critical condition.

The same day, more than 100 people gathered in Kansas City for gun safety group Moms Demand Action’s rally calling to end gun violence.

Local officials, including Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, were also in attendance, according to KSHB.

“I’m angry, I’m frustrated,” volunteer Tara Bennett told the outlet. “I’m frustrated because I know there are things that can be done, we just have to have the courage to do them.”

Jackson County Legislator Manny Abarca also shared his experience at Wednesday’s shooting. He said he was with his daughter.

“She said, ‘Daddy this is a drill right? This is a drill?’” Mr Abarca recalled his daughter asking him. “I said, ‘Yes, it is,’ because in that moment I needed her to act like it was a drill.”

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Watch: Moment Kansas City shooting erupts on live news broadcast

Saturday 17 February 2024 02:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Saturday 17 February 2024 03:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Trey Filter was standing among a sea of around one million people who lined the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade route on Wednesday when he heard the shots ring out.

The lifelong Chiefs fan initially thought it was firecrackers going off, before a sense of panic swept through the crowd.

“There was a huge commotion. It felt like there was a rat loose or something,” he told The Independent in a phone interview on Thursday morning.

Mr Filter, who was attending Wednesday’s victory parade with his wife Casey and their sons Gage, 15, and Levi, 12, said dozens of crowdgoers began rushing past them.

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Kansas City tragedy marked 47th mass shooting in 2024

Saturday 17 February 2024 04:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Wednesday’s shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade was the 47th mass shooting in the US of 2024, according to the tracker Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as when four or more people are shot, not including the shooter.

On Wednesday, 22 people were shot and one person — a mother of two and beloved radio DJ — was killed. Half the gunshot victims were under the age of 16. Police have charged two juveniles in connection with the shooting, officials said Friday afternoon.

Who are the victims of the Kansas City shooting?

Saturday 17 February 2024 05:01 , Katie Hawkinson

At least 23 people were shot, including multiple children, in a mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference on Thursday that half of the victims shot in the attack are children while one victim – a 43-year-old mother-of-two – died.

So far, the investigation has found that the shooting may have stemmed from a dispute between people and was not terrorism-related, police said.

Prosecutors with the Jackson County, Missouri Family Court Division charged two juveniles in connection to the shooting, officials said in a statement on Friday morning. That news comes after officials detainedthree individuals in connection to the shooting. One of the three was released Thursday without charge.

Read more about those wounded in Wednesday’s shooting:

Who are the victims of the Kansas City shooting?

ICYMI: 10-year-old who was shot describes Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting

Saturday 17 February 2024 07:00 , Katie Hawkinson

The Independent’s Sheila Flynn spoke to a 10-year-old boy who was shot at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade. Read more about her conversation with Samuel Arellano:

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Updates from the hospital

Saturday 17 February 2024 21:49 , Kelly Rissman

Children’s Mercy Hospital was treating 12 patients after Wednesday’s shooting — 11 of whom were children and nine of whom suffered from gunshot wounds. On Saturday, the hosptial announced that all of them had been released.

“Again, thank you for your support and grace with our team members this past week,” Children’s Mercy Hospital told Fox4 in a statement. “Remember to take some time to care for yourself as well, especially our friends in the media that were at the parade/rally that day.”

University Health also is caring for three shooting victims, telling the outlet that one patient is in critical condition.

Kansas City tragedy marked 47th mass shooting in 2024

Saturday 17 February 2024 09:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Wednesday’s shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade was the 47th mass shooting in the US of 2024, according to the tracker Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as when four or more people are shot, not including the shooter.

On Wednesday, 22 people were shot and one person — a mother of two and beloved radio DJ — was killed. Half the gunshot victims were under the age of 16. Police have charged two juveniles in connection with the shooting, officials said Friday afternoon.

ICYMI: See photographs from a Thursday evening candlelight vigil in Kansas City for victims of Wednesday’s shooting

Saturday 17 February 2024 11:00 , Katie Hawkinson

People hold candles at the Kansas City, Missouri vigil  for victims of the shooting on Wednesday (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
People hold candles at the Kansas City, Missouri vigil for victims of the shooting on Wednesday (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
A woman holds a candle at the Kansas City, Missouri vigil (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
A woman holds a candle at the Kansas City, Missouri vigil (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
A man holds a candle at the Kansas City, Missouri vigil (AP)
A man holds a candle at the Kansas City, Missouri vigil (AP)

ICYMI: Two Kansas Chiefs players helped kids during the shooting

Saturday 17 February 2024 12:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Trey Smith told ABC News he helped a child take cover in a closet during Wednesday’s shooting.

“There’s like a little kid in front of me, so I just grabbed him — just yanked him,” Mr Smith said. “Just told him, ‘You’re hopping in here with me, buddy.’”

“He’s scared, he doesn’t know what’s going on,” Mr Smith continnued. “I had the WWE belt on me the entire parade, and I thought, ‘what can I do to help out?’ I just handed him the belt: ‘hey buddy, you’re a champion, no one’s going to hurt you, no one’s going to hurt you man, we’ve got your back.’ We started talking about wrestling.”

Half of those shot on Wednesday were under 16 years old.

The team’s cornerback, L’Jarius Sneed, also said he tried to provide comfort to kids in the aftermath of the shooting.

“It’s very sad,” Mr Sneed told ESPN on Thursday. “Just for the kids. They are trying to celebrate something, a big accomplishment for us. We were just trying to celebrate it with them, and for that to happen is very tragic.”

ICYMI: Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes donate thousands to #KCStrong Fund

Saturday 17 February 2024 13:00 , Katie Hawkinson

The Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and other affiliated organizations have donated thousands to the #KCStrong fund, which will primarily be used to support victims and their families.

United Way on Friday told FOX4 that the Chiefs, Hunt Family Foundation and the NFL were donating $200,000 to the campaign. Mahomes and his foundation, meanwhile, have already donated $50,000, the outlet reported.

Read more on how Chiefs players are helping families through Wednesday’s shooting from The Independent’s Sheila Flynn:

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire helped shelter young fan in parade shooting

Saturday 17 February 2024 14:00 , Katie Hawkinson

A day of jubilant celebration was plunged into chaos on Wednesday after shots were fired at a victory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs in Missouri, following their Super Bowl victory.

Hundreds of police officers swarmed the scene at Union Station as panicked fans ran, with some later carried out on stretchers.

Police said one person is dead and 22 others suffered gunshot wounds, including 11 children.

Prosecutors with the Jackson County, Missouri Family Court Division have charged two juveniles in relation to the shooting, according to a Friday afternoon statement.

Here’s what we know so far about the incident:

How a lethal mass shooting derailed a day of Super Bowl celebrations in Kansas City

Who are the victims of the Kansas City shooting?

Saturday 17 February 2024 15:00 , Kelly Rissman

At least 23 people were shot, including multiple children, in a mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference on Thursday that half of the victims shot in the attack are children while one victim – a 43-year-old mother-of-two – died.

So far, the investigation has found that the shooting may have stemmed from a dispute between people and was not terrorism-related, police said.

Three individuals were detained in connection to the shooting and firearms were also recovered from the scene. One of the three was later released without charge.

All of those detained were juveniles.

Katie Hawkinson has the full story...

Who are the victims of the Kansas City shooting?

ICYMI: What we know about the Kansas City shooting

Saturday 17 February 2024 16:00 , Mike Bedigan, Katie Hawkinson

Gunshots were reported at around 2pm on Wednesday in Kansas City, as the rally to celebrate the Chiefs’ victory came to a close.

Footage shared online showed dozens of law enforcement officials running towards Union Station, with some drawing weapons. Officers with sniper rifles were also seen posted on the surrounding rooftops.

Around 100 police vehicles were reported to be in the area in the moments following the shooting, according to CBS.

Fans were urged to exit the area as quickly as possible and children were separated from their parents in the ensuing scramble. Reunification stations were later set up inside the station.

Pictures showed wounded fans being helped away from the scene, some being carried out on stretchers.

Lisa Money of Kansas City was trying to gather some confetti near the end of the parade when she heard somebody yell, “down, down, everybody down!” Ms Money thought somebody might be joking until she saw the SWAT team jumping over the fence.

“I can’t believe it really happened. Who in their right mind would do something like this?” she told The Associated Press. “This is supposed to be a day of celebration for everybody in the city and the surrounding area and then you’ve got some idiot that wants to come along and do something like this.”

Kevin Sanders, 53, of Lenexa, Kansas, said he heard what sounded like firecrackers and then people running, adding that 10 minutes later, ambulances had started showing up.

“It sucks that someone had to ruin the celebration, but we are in a big city,” Mr Sanders said.

WATCH: Kansas City shooting survivor recounts moments before gunfire

Saturday 17 February 2024 17:00 , Kelly Rissman

KSHB reporter delivers promising news

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Parents express fear about taking their children to crowded events after yet another mass shooting

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Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to GoFundMe of woman killed in shooting

Saturday 17 February 2024 20:00 , Kelly Rissman

Following the shooting, Swift has reached out and donated $100,000 to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the 44-year-old woman who was shot and killed at the parade.

The Grammy winner wrote a poignant message on the GoFundMe page created with the goal of raising an additional $75,000 for the “Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan Memorial”.

“Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences in the wake of your devastating loss. With love, Taylor Swift,” her comment read.

Though the goal was set to $75,000, the page has already brought in $221,384 in donations. Swift started by sending $50,000, then sent an additional $50,000 approximately eight minutes later. The “Anti-Hero” singer was not at the event in Kansas City due to a scheduled Eras Tour show in Australia.

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Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to GoFundMe of woman killed during Chiefs parade

Kansas City tragedy marked 48th mass shooting this year

Saturday 17 February 2024 21:00 , Kelly Rissman

The Missouri shooting that has left dozens injured and one dead marks the 48th mass shooting in 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as when four or more people are shot, excluding the shooter.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference on Thursday that half of the victims shot in the attack are children while one victim – a 43-year-old mother-of-two – died.

‘I fell to the ground and then hid behind a trashcan'

Saturday 17 February 2024 22:00 , Kelly Rissman

A 10-year-old who survived the shooting was excited to see the players in person; Patrick Mahomes is his favourite.

Soon, though, the elation of the day was marred by gunshots – and Samuel felt a biting pain under his arm as training from the active shooter drills at school kicked in.

His grandfather and uncle were close to him, and they soon made their way to hide under a trailer with several other people.

“Everybody was running, losing their shoes, losing their clothes,” Samuel said.

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WATCH: Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting stemmed from 'dispute between people'

Saturday 17 February 2024 23:00 , Kelly Rissman

Survivor reveals moment woman apparently begged shooter ‘don’t do it’

Sunday 18 February 2024 01:00 , Kelly Rissman

A survivor of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting recounted the moments before gunfire in an interview with CBS Mornings.

Jacob Gooch said he heard a woman say, presumably to the shooter, “don’t do it.”

“I personally did not see the shooter,” Mr Gooch said. “I heard the altercation of a girl or some girls like ‘don’t do it, not here this is stupid’ or something like that. And then the gunshots, which at the time I thought were fireworks.”

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Kansas City shooting survivor reveals moment woman begged shooter ‘don’t do it’

The latest on the two teens detained

Sunday 18 February 2024 03:00 , Kelly Rissman

Two teens were charged earlier this week; their names were not released.

“The juveniles are currently detained in secure detention at the Juvenile Detention Center on gun related and resisting arrest charges,” the Division said in a statement.

“It is anticipated that additional charges are expected in the future as the investigation by the Kansas City Police Department continues.”

It appears the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two individuals.

What was the response by law enforcement?

Sunday 18 February 2024 05:00 , Katie Hawkinson, Mike Bedigan

Over 800 law enforcement officers were present for the event. “I’m angry at what happened today,” Chief Graves told reporters.

“People who came to this celebration should expect a safe environment. We had over 800 law enforcement officers from Kansas City and other agencies at the location to keep everyone safe because of bad actors, which were very few.

“This tragedy occurred even in the presence of uniformed law enforcement officers who again ran towards them and took them into custody.

“To the people who were injured in this tragedy. Our hearts go out to you and your families.”

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said that the White House had also offered federal assistance with the ongoing investigation. At a press conference on Wednesday, Mr Lucas also thanked law enforcement.

“This is absolutely a tragedy the likes of which we would have never expected in Kansas City and the likes of which we will remember for some time,” he said.

“However, I want to say thank you to those who are making sure that we are safe today.

“Those who are investigating this incident and those who will continue to make sure that those who committed these acts today are brought to justice.”

The tragic death of a mother-of-two

Sunday 18 February 2024 07:00 , Mike Bedigan, Katie Hawkinson

Among the 23 people shot, one woman – Lisa Lopez-Galvan – was killed.

Lopez-Galvan was a 43-year-old mother-of-two and beloved local radio DJ. She died on scene, police said.

Her adult son and cousins, believed to be minors, also may have been wounded in the shooting, The Kansas City Star reported.

Beto Lopez, the victim’s brother, told ABC News that his sister “loved her family” and had a “life-of-the-party” personality.

“She was dearly loved in this community and gave a lot back,” Mr Lopez said.

Ms Lopez-Galvan’s two adult children and two other relatives – daughters of her cousin – were also with her at the parade, The Kansas City Star reports. Ms Lopez-Galvan’s son was shot and has since been released from the hospital, according to the outlet.

The two young girls were also struck, but their wounds are not life-threatening, a relative told The Kansas City Star.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife visited the two girls – eight and ten years old – in the hospital. KMBC reported that both girls are in recovery after undergoing surgery, with doctors expecting them to remain in casts for several months.

“While we are relieved by their progress, the emotional healing continues for all of us,” the girls’ family said in a statement.

“The girls were celebrating with many family members when they were senselessly injured. We kindly ask that you continue to keep our family and the other families affected in your thoughts and prayers.”

Ms Lopez-Galvan worked as a local DJ, with her radio station KKFI also confirming her death in a statement on Wednesday evening.

“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 said.

Taylor Swift makes a generous donation to victim’s family

Sunday 18 February 2024 09:00 , Kelly Rissman

Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the 44-year-old woman who was shot and killed at the parade.

The Grammy winner wrote a poignant message on the GoFundMe page created with the goal of raising an additional $75,000 for the “Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan Memorial”.

“Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences in the wake of your devastating loss. With love, Taylor Swift,” her comment read.

Though the goal was set to $75,000, the page has already brought in $221,384 in donations. Swift started by sending $50,000, then sent an additional $50,000 approximately eight minutes later. The “Anti-Hero” singer was not at the event in Kansas City due to a scheduled Eras Tour show in Australia.

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Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to GoFundMe of woman killed during Chiefs parade

WATCH: Kansas City shooting gunshots heard in BBC News live broadcast

Sunday 18 February 2024 11:00 , Kelly Rissman

Kansas City tragedy marked 48th mass shooting this year

Sunday 18 February 2024 13:00 , Kelly Rissman

The Missouri shooting that has left dozens injured and one dead marks the 48th mass shooting in 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as when four or more people are shot, excluding the shooter.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference on Thursday that half of the victims shot in the attack are children while one victim – a 43-year-old mother-of-two – died.

Updates from the hospital

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:00 , Kelly Rissman

On Saturday, Children’s Mercy hospital announced that all 12 shooting patients were released — 11 of whom were children and nine of whom suffered gunshot wounds, Fox4 reported.

Three patients are being cared for at another hospital — University Health — and one of whom remains in critical condition.

Kansas City rally calls to end gun violence

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:00 , Kelly Rissman

More than 100 people gathered in Kansas City on Saturday for gun safety group Moms Demand Action’s rally calling to end gun violence.

Local officials, including Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, were also in attendance, according to KSHB.

“I’m angry, I’m frustrated,” volunteer Tara Bennett told the outlet. “I’m frustrated because I know there are things that can be done, we just have to have the courage to do them.”

Jackson County Legislator Manny Abarca also shared his experience at Wednesday’s shooting. He said he was with his daughter.

“She said, ‘Daddy this is a drill right? This is a drill?’” Mr Abarca recalled his daughter asking him. “I said, ‘Yes, it is,’ because in that moment I needed her to act like it was a drill.”

Sunday 18 February 2024 17:00 , Bevan Hurley

Trey Filter was standing among a sea of around one million people who lined the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade route on Wednesday when he heard the shots ring out.

The lifelong Chiefs fan initially thought it was firecrackers going off, before a sense of panic swept through the crowd.

“There was a huge commotion. It felt like there was a rat loose or something,” he told The Independent in a phone interview on Thursday morning.

Mr Filter, who was attending Wednesday’s victory parade with his wife Casey and their sons Gage, 15, and Levi, 12, said dozens of crowdgoers began rushing past them.

He heard the crowd yelling “get him, get him”, and turned around to see a “flash” as a person ran past.

“My brain was just doing the math and I went for him.”

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The future of Super Bowl parades in question after shooting

Sunday 18 February 2024 18:00 , Kelly Rissman

Local officials are wondering about fans’ safety in future Super Bowl celebrations after Wednesday’s tragedy.

“They have to think twice about having these parades,” said former Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans, who in 38 years with the department worked 12 championship parades and the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. “When you have that many people hanging around in one place, nothing good’s going to happen.”

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said the city would rethink the future of such celebrations and where they are held.

“If we’re blessed enough to win a Super Bowl again, do we do this again? Or do we all just say, ‘Go to Arrowhead Stadium. Walk through metal detectors. Have a very secured, vastly smaller event,’” he told local television station KMBC.

“I think a lot of us, particularly those of us who are thinking about bringing our children somewhere, may ask, at least for a little while, ‘Is this the sort of thing that we want to risk?’” he said. “It’s a shame that this is what we’ve come to today in America and in our city.”

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Championship parades likely to change in wake of shooting at Chiefs Super Bowl celebration

Sunday 18 February 2024 19:00 , Sheila Flynn

On the day that Kansas City came out to greet its Super Bowl-winning heroes, more than a few Chiefs fans witnessed first hand off-field heroism from the city’s favourite sons – amidst the most abhorrent of circumstances.

Zach Cotten, who’d only recently celebrated his 13th birthday, was caught off-guard like the rest of the crowd around Union Station when gunshots rang out Wednesday shortly after players finished their speeches.

As chaos ensued, none other than Chiefs #25, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, materialised, “sheltering” the teen and “getting [him] to safety,” Penny Hall Cotten wrote on Facebook.

“Clyde even went back to check on Zach to make sure he was doing ok,” Ms Cotten continued. “What a great human being!”

The Chiefs running back responded on Facebook, calling Zach “brave for sure.”

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Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire helped shelter young fan in parade shooting

Kansas City tragedy marked 48th mass shooting this year

Sunday 18 February 2024 20:00 , Kelly Rissman

The Missouri shooting that has left dozens injured and one dead marks the 48th mass shooting in 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as when four or more people are shot, excluding the shooter.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference on Thursday that half of the victims shot in the attack are children while one victim – a 43-year-old mother-of-two – died.

WATCH: Witness describes moment he tackled man with gun at Kansas City Chiefs rally

Sunday 18 February 2024 21:00 , Kelly Rissman

GoFundMe contributions for shooting victim are pouring in

Sunday 18 February 2024 22:00 , Kelly Rissman

A fundraiser was launched for the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, who was killed in Wednesday’s shooting.

Lopez-Galvan “is survived by two children and her husband of 22 years,” the fund’s description states. “She was an amazing mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to so many. We ask that you continue to keep her family in your prayers as we grieve the loss of her life. This fund will help provide vital financial support to her family as they process this unthinkable tragedy. “

Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to the fund and offered her “deepest sympathies and condolences.”

The GoFundMe page has raised more than $350,000 since it was set up.

Parents voice fear about taking their children to crowded events after yet another mass shooting

Sunday 18 February 2024 23:00 , Kelly Rissman

10-year-old discovered bullet wound at home

01:00 , Kelly Rissman

Ten-year-old Samuel Arellano kept telling his family he’d been hit after shots rang out Wednesday near Kansas City’s Union Station. He’d come to the parade with his grandfather, aunt and uncle, all of them massive Kansas City Chiefs fans, and they’d been reveling in the day and their Chiefs jerseys.

Samuel was particularly thrilled to see the players in person, addressing the crowd from microphones at the Union Station rally; Patrick Mahomes is his favourite.

Soon, though, the elation of the day was marred by gunshots – and Samuel felt a biting pain under his arm as training from the active shooter drills at school kicked in.

“When I heard the gunshots, I hid,” he told The Independent Thursday morning. “I fell to the ground and then hid behind a trashcan.”

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10-year-old’s bullet wound found at home after Chiefs parade shooting

ICYMI: What we know about the victims

03:00 , Kelly Rissman

On Thursday, Ms Graves said the updated victim total is now 23 people, including one fatality: 43-year-old Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two and a local radio DJ.

Ten-year-old Samuel Arellano is another one of the gunshot victims. He attended the parade with his grandfather, aunt and uncle. A bullet struck him just under the arm.

“When I heard the gunshots, I hid,” Samuel told The Independent on Thursday morning. “I fell to the ground and then hid behind a trashcan.”

But because the gunshot wound didn’t bleed, Samuel and his family didn’t discover the wound until they arrived home. After Samuel was taken to the hospital, doctors “took some parts of the bullet out” and told Samuel’s family the injury had been within centimetres of his pulmonary artery.

Another survivor, Jacob Gooch, told CBS Mornings about the moments leading up to the shooting. Mr Gooch, his wife and his son were all shot.

“I personally did not see the shooter,” Mr Gooch said on Thursday. “I heard the altercation of a girl or some girls like, ‘don’t do it, not here, this is stupid’ or something like that. And then the gunshots, which at the time I thought were fireworks.”

Kansas City Fire Chief Ross Grundyson provided updates on the severity of all the injuries Thursday morning.

“We had one fatality that was on scene,” he said. “Eight critical, seven serious, and six patients with minor injuries. All the critical patients were transported off the scene within 10 minutes of our point of contact with them.”

Half of the victims injured by gunfire were under 16, according to Ms Graves. The youngest gunshot wound victim is just eight years old, while the oldest is 47, she told reporters.

Children’s Mercy Kansas City Hospital treated eleven children on Wednesday night, Senior vice-president and chief nursing officer Stephanie Meyer said. Nine of those children suffered gunshot wounds.

As of Thursday afternoon, eight children have been discharged and three remain in the hospital, Ms Meyer told reporters. The children who have not been discharged are expected to make a full recovery, she said.

All of the victims were spread out amongst local hospitals to ensure no one ER is overwhelmed, Jill Jensen Chadwick, news director for University of Kansas Health System, told the Associated Press.

Five gunshot victims have been discharged from the University Health hospital, a spokesperson told NBC News. The hospital received eight gunshot victims in total – two of them are in critical condition and one is stable as of Thursday morning, according to NBC News.

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Among the 23 people shot, one woman – Lisa Lopez-Galvan – was killed.

Lopez-Galvan was a 43-year-old mother-of-two and beloved local radio DJ. She died on scene, police said.

Her adult son and cousins, believed to be minors, also may have been wounded in the shooting, The Kansas City Star reported.

Beto Lopez, the victim’s brother, told ABC News that his sister “loved her family” and had a “life-of-the-party” personality.

“She was dearly loved in this community and gave a lot back,” Mr Lopez said.

Ms Lopez-Galvan’s two adult children and two other relatives – daughters of her cousin – were also with her at the parade, The Kansas City Star reports. Ms Lopez-Galvan’s son was shot and has since been released from the hospital, according to the outlet.

A GoFundMe page on behalf of her family has already raised $350,000.

Lisa Lopez-Galvan (Facebook/Lisa Lopez-Galvan)
Lisa Lopez-Galvan (Facebook/Lisa Lopez-Galvan)

Recap: What we know about the shooter

07:00 , Kelly Rissman

On Friday morning, prosecutors with the Jackson County, Missouri Family Court Division charged two juveniles in connection with the shooting. The identities of the minors have yet to be released.

“It is anticipated that additional charges are expected in the future as the investigation by the Kansas City Police Department continues,” the Division said in a statement.

These charges come after previous updates from police about potential suspects.

In an update on Wednesday afternoon, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said three people have been detained. Officials also recovered weapons, she said.

Two of those detained are minors, Ms Graves told reporters on Thursday morning.

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How a lethal mass shooting derailed a day of Super Bowl celebrations in Kansas City

09:00 , Kelly Rissman

Trey Filter was standing among a sea of around one million people who lined the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade route on Wednesday when he heard the shots ring out.

Mr Filter said he was “fully adrenalised” and had acted on instinct. “It was crazy. The crowd was yelling ‘gun’ and then my wife grabbed the gun and dragged it over by the wall.”

He and Mr Contreras restrained the man as he fought desperately to break free until police arrived about 30 seconds later.

“We were just super glad that a cop finally showed up, because we thought (the suspect) still had a gun,” Mr Filter said.

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Hero Kansas City Chiefs fan said he acted on instinct as he tackled suspected gunman

Kansas City rally calls to end gun violence

11:00 , Kelly Rissman

More than 100 people gathered in Kansas City on Saturday for gun safety group Moms Demand Action’s rally calling to end gun violence.

Local officials, including Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, were also in attendance, according to KSHB.

“I’m angry, I’m frustrated,” volunteer Tara Bennett told the outlet. “I’m frustrated because I know there are things that can be done, we just have to have the courage to do them.”

Jackson County Legislator Manny Abarca also shared his experience at Wednesday’s shooting. He said he was with his daughter.

“She said, ‘Daddy this is a drill right? This is a drill?’” Mr Abarca recalled his daughter asking him. “I said, ‘Yes, it is,’ because in that moment I needed her to act like it was a drill.”

WATCH: Kansas City shooting survivor recounts moments before gunfire

13:00 , Kelly Rissman