Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting stemmed from ‘dispute between people,’ not terrorism

Wednesday’s shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade stemmed from a dispute between people, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves told reporters on Thursday morning.

“I want to stress that preliminary investigative findings have shown there was no nexus to terrorism or homegrown violent extremism,” Ms Graves said. “This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire.”

Ms Graves and other officials also provided updates on the potential shooters and victims at the press conference.

Police took at least three people in custody and two of the subjects are juveniles, Ms Graves told reporters.

“We have subjects detained, two of which are juveniles,” Ms Graves said. “We are working to determine the involvement of others and it should be noted we have recovered several firearms.”

“We have all intentions of presenting charges,” she continued.

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

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

“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.

Officials previously said eleven children had been wounded, nine of whom suffered gunshot wounds. The senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Children’s Mercy Kansas City Hospital said they were expected to make a recovery.