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The family of the female DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan killed during Wednesday’s mass shooting in Kansas City has claimed she died at the scene rather than a hospital as previously reported.

Their statement was delivered by local Westside resident Beto Lopez Thursday, as cops in Missouri continue to vet what happened at the stricken Super Bowl celebration.  

As of writing, two suspects are currently in custody – and Lopez on Thursday claimed his 44-year-old sister, and beloved local DJ, was mowed down by at least one of them.

A respected figure in the city’s Hispanic community, Lopez went on to reveal his nephew, Lopez-Galvan’s son, and 19-year-old niece were both present, and witnessed their mom’s merciless killing.

Only in his early 20s, Lopez-Galvan’s son was also shot, Lopez said – claiming it was his nephew who was rushed to a hospital and not his sister. 

He added how two other relatives, two grade school girls, were also struck, as cops said nine kids were hospitalized. Their investigation remains ongoing, as another 13 were injured.

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Brother of Kansas City radio DJ, 44, shot dead at Super Bowl parade reveals harrowing new details of her death and how son, 20, and grade school cousins were among 22 injured

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, seen her with her two kids, 19-year-old Adrianna and 20-something Marc, died at the scene of Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting, cops and family members have revealed. Her two kids were also present, with Marc shot in the leg, relatives said

Their young cousins - identified only as the elementary school aged daughters of fellow Kansas City resident Erika Reyes - were also present when the initial shots rang out, and were both hit by gunshots, though Lopez said their wounds are 'non-life threatening'

Their young cousins – identified only as the elementary school aged daughters of fellow Kansas City resident Erika Reyes – were also present when the initial shots rang out, and were both hit by gunshots, though Lopez said their wounds are ‘non-life threatening’

‘She never made it to the hospital,’ said Lopez of his younger sister’s fate – a statement further substantiated by cops Thursday who confirmed she died at the scene contrary to previous reports.

Aside from that, the CEO of a local youth center said the rest is still hazy – and that it was was unclear if the children’s father, 66-year-old Mike Galvan, was with the party.  

From what he knows so far, he said his sister was with her son Marc Lopez-Galvan and daughter, Adriana.

Their young cousins – identified only as the elementary school aged daughters of relative Erika Reyes – were also there on the west side of Union Station when the initial shots rang out.

Sadly, all except Adriana were struck, he said – with his little sister hit fatally.

‘They were enjoying the day and getting ready to go home. Everybody was,’ Lopez lamented, offering the crucial insight to the Kansas City Star.

‘They were all kind of together. They were caught in whatever crossfire was going on.’

He went on to reveal the extent of the youngster’s injuries, stating that his 20-somthing nephew was hit once in the leg, and has since been released.

His sister, while not hurt physically, is struggling mentally, he said – before airing concern for both as they ‘witnessed their mother get shot.’

The assertion was aired by local Westside resident Beto Lopez Thursday, as cops in Missouri continue to vet what happened at the stricken Super Bowl celebration.

The assertion was aired by local Westside resident Beto Lopez Thursday, as cops in Missouri continue to vet what happened at the stricken Super Bowl celebration.

'She never made it to the hospital,' said Lopez of his younger sister's fate - a statement further substantiated by cops Thursday who confirmed she died at the scene contrary to prior reports

‘She never made it to the hospital,’ said Lopez of his younger sister’s fate – a statement further substantiated by cops Thursday who confirmed she died at the scene contrary to prior reports 

Lopez-Galvan, who worked as a DJ at a community radio station leaves behind her two kids,

Lopez-Galvan, who worked as a DJ at a community radio station leaves behind her two kids, 

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, pictured here with her husband Mike Galvan, died during surgery at a hospital for a gunshot wound to her abdomen. It remains unclear if her spouse was also there during the attack

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, pictured here with her husband Mike Galvan, died during surgery at a hospital for a gunshot wound to her abdomen. It remains unclear if her spouse was also there during the attack 

Although her son has been released from the hospital, The CEO of the Westside’s Guadalupe Center said the same holds true for him – telling the local paper: ‘We’re just going to have to really help him mentally to get through this.’

He went on: ‘Besides the shock, the initial shock, [Marc] was there, with his mother, when all this happened.’

Lopez further revealed how his sister – a disc jockey of a Hispanic music program on community radio station KKFI – was the youngest of four siblings, including himself/

‘Of the four of us siblings, she was the life of the party,’ he said. ‘Bubbly person, never met a stranger. She was highly loved in the community, had a big heart.’

He added that the mom-of-two had also been a die-hard Kansas City fan, and was over the moon when they won the big game.

No funeral plans have been made, he said – before revealing the current condition of the two girls hit by the hail of bullets.

‘[Their wounds are] non-life threatening,’ Lopez told The Star.

He added that the family has yet to see his sister’s body, due to the fact that it is part of an active homicide investigation.

“When you have a … It’s a murder,” he said, before trailing off. ‘Even for me to say that, “My sister got killed,” [it]s] absurd even to say that.’

Images circulating on social media show a group of people being taken into custody following the shooting, some of whom appear to be juveniles. It is not clear if those pictured are suspects

Images circulating on social media show a group of people being taken into custody following the shooting, some of whom appear to be juveniles. It is not clear if those pictured are suspects 

A man in a red tracksuit was quickly taken into custody after the shooting, although it is unclear if he was involved in the tragedy

A man in a red tracksuit was quickly taken into custody after the shooting, although it is unclear if he was involved in the tragedy 

Terrified parade-goers fled for their lives after gunmen opened fire shortly after the Superbowl winners stepped off stage

Terrified parade-goers fled for their lives after gunmen opened fire shortly after the Superbowl winners stepped off stage 

He went to explain how ‘[w]hen there’s an investigation that’s still active, not until the investigation is over will they give us any details on how we can get her body back to do a respectful burial,’ before stating how they plan to honor her memory.

“We’re going to try to make sure she is not forgotten,’ he said, as cops have confirmed they have taken two juvenile suspects into custody.

‘If we have to use this as an example to finally get the right attention in Congress, to really address gun violence,’ he continued. ‘That is something that will be part of my mission for the rest of my life.

‘She was [just] trying to go, like everyone else, to celebrate.’

The important count came shortly after staff at Children’s Mercy hospital also confirmed they had treated nine children for gunshot wounds from the incident.

All, including Reyes’s young daughters, are expected to recover, they said – with cops adding that of the 22 injured victims, some of whom were trampled in the fray, half were children under age 16. 

Police Chief Stacey Graves added that while her department still needs to sort through evidence, the victims ranged between eight and 47 years old. Lopez on Sunday did not specify the two girls’ age, aside from that they were in elementary school.

Officials at University Health added that of the adult gunshot wound victims rushed to their hospital, two remain in critical condition and in the ICU.

However, medical staff there said both are showing signs of improvement – while Graves revealed that of the three people detained after the incident Wednesday, two are still being detained.

Both are teenage juveniles, with a third youngster released at some point before her Thursday statement.

She added that the 24-hour investigative hold rule does not apply to juveniles, meaning officials can keep them detained for a great deal longer before cutting them lose.

Their investigation, as Friday, remains ongoing. 



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