Prosecutor says 2 charged for Kansas City rally mass shooting

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February 21, 2024

Investigators revealed that Mays was verbally arguing with person which turned into mass shooting

Police respond after gunshots were fired after the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVIII, Kansas City, Missouri, February 14, 2024. — Reuters

Some days after the fatal mass shooting that killed one during Kansas City Chiefs’ rally celebration, two people have been charged for their conduct in the deadly gun violence Tuesday, according to Jackson County prosecutor.

Two males Lyndell Mays, of Raytown, and Dominic M. Miller, of Kansas City, are facing the charges of illegal use of a weapon, second-degree murder, and two counts of criminal action involving arms Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker’s office said.

They are in custody on a $1 million bond.

Investigators revealed that Mays was verbally arguing with a person which turned into a shooting as he pulled his firearm. Others including Miller also did the same and started mass shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs’ rally.

They were unaware of each other before that day, according to the prosecutor Baker, who also noted that the defendants were hospitalized and in custody since the shooting.

Miller’s handgun was the one that caused the killing of Lisa Lopez-Galvan — the mother of a local DJ host. However, murder charges are being faced by the two.

Separately, two other teenagers are facing the charges of resisting arrest and they are held in a Juvenile Detention Center, noted Baker. She also hinted toward further arrests.

The prosecutor’s announcement was a week after the mass shooting claimed the life of Lopez-Galvan, injuring over 20 others, including children.

"We seek to hold every shooter accountable for their actions," Baker said.

The Gun Violence Archive revealed that this was the 48th mass shooting of this year in the US.

A mass shooting is an incident in which at least four are shot except the shooter.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Saturday in remembrance of Lopez-Galvan.

This shooting was the second during this year’s major sports title celebrations since June in which two people were injured as Denver supporters left a parade for the NBA’s Nuggets.


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