Chiefs coach Andy Reid shares uplifting message for Kansas City in wake of parade shooting

Two weeks after a shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade left one dead and dozens injured, head coach Andy Reid expressed his condolences and shared a message of positivity.

The shooting occurred Feb. 14, about half an hour after the conclusion of the parade, killing Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two and local DJ, and leaving 22 injured. It took place at Kansas City's Union Station, near the location where the team had just wrapped up its comments on stage to conclude the parade.

"I want to share my condolences for the Galvan and Lopez family for their loss of Lisa, and for the people of Kansas City," Reid said Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "She was a personality there, and a very good human being, first of all. We'll all miss her, as I know her family will."

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid at the 2024 NFL Combine, Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid at the 2024 NFL Combine, Tuesday in Indianapolis.

Dominic M. Miller and Lyndell Mays each face charges including second degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

In the wake of the shooting, the Chiefs franchise rallied around their community. Place kicker Harrison Butker, upon learning that Lopez-Galvan was wearing his jersey at the parade at the time of her killing, sent one of his jerseys to the family. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, his wife Brittany and others visited victims of the shooting in the hospital to help lift their spirits. In the moments after the shooting, multiple Chiefs players calmed frightened children during the chaos.

In the face of the tragedy, Reid said he was hopeful about the Kansas City community, and the country as a whole.

"And then, just a positive word on Kansas City," he continued Tuesday. "That's not what Kansas City is all about — and for our youth of America, that we gather together and make this great, you're our future and as great as we can make this place, we want to do that. So we can turn this, which was a negative, into a real positive. With just a little togetherness and love we can fix a lot of problems."

Contributing: N'dea Yancey-Bragg

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