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Fans flee after shots were fired in Kansas City, Missouri, after the Super Bowl victory parade (OSV News/Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Two local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade on Ash Wednesday. Source: NCR Online.

“Let’s offer our prayers for the victims of today’s shooting after the parade and rally and their loved ones,” Bishop James Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, wrote in a message shared on Facebook. “On this first day of Lent, we turn to God for mercy and healing for our broken world.”

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, called for unity in prayer following the shooting in a statement on Wednesday evening.

“As we continue to process the details of the tragic shooting that concluded what had been a unifying celebration for our city, let us now remain united in prayer for healing, both physically and mentally, for the victims, their families, and all who are understandably shaken by the heartbreaking event near Union Station,” he wrote.

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a Catholic mother of two and disc jockey for the KKFI radio station in Kansas City, Missouri, was killed in the shooting.

“It is with sincere sadness and an extremely heavy and broken heart that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez, host of Taste of Tejano, lost her life today in the shooting at the KC Chiefs’ rally,” the radio station announced on Facebook that Wednesday evening. “This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community.”

The Kansas City Fire Department said there are three more victims in critical condition and five in serious condition following the incident. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said two suspects have been taken into custody.


Local bishops offer prayers for victims in Kansas City shooting, Catholic mother killed (By Lauretta Brown, OSV News via NCR Online)