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‘There was blood coming out of her mouth as they pumped her chest’: Harrowing witness accounts of Kansas City parade shooting from nurses giving CPR to crowd to children ‘trampled’ trying to find their parents


Harrowing witness accounts have captured the terror that gripped the crowds as a woman was killed and more than 20 others were wounded during a shooting at the Super Bowl parade in Kansas City. 

Three people are in custody in connection with the incident near Union Station on Wednesday that marred what should have been a triumphant day for the city following the Chiefs’ historic 25-22 overtime victory against the San Francisco 4ers.

Witnesses described a chilling scene of victims being shot to the ground and people getting trampled in the mayhem.

Rick Reichmeier told KCTV he was separated from his family when the shooting began and watched others try to help save those who were shot.

‘When I got up there was a lady probably about 25 feet away from me and she had blood coming out of her mouth as they were pumping her chest,’ he said.

Witness of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting described a chilling scene of victims being shot to the ground and people getting trampled in the mayhem

Witness of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting described a chilling scene of victims being shot to the ground and people getting trampled in the mayhem

Rick Reichmeier told KCTV he was separated from his family when the shooting began and watched others try to help save those who were shot

Rick Reichmeier told KCTV he was separated from his family when the shooting began and watched others try to help save those who were shot

‘I was walking away and I heard some shots, some pops pop pop pop, people started running and I ran. Then all of a sudden people start hitting the ground, I hit the ground, people are falling on top of me.’  

Shots rang out moments after Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes left the stage next to Union Station where hundreds of thousands had gathered to party.

Dramatic videos from the scene showed crowds running while heroic fans chased down one of the gunmen involved and tackled him to the ground.

Fans were seen scrambling from the scene, with several people wheeled away in stretchers. 

Chasitty Logsdon, an emergency room nurse with 15 years of experience from Kentucky, was at the parade with her young children and 71-year-old mother.

‘So this pop pop rang out, and then I hear people yell ‘get down! Get down! Get down! It’s not fireworks,’ Logsdon told KCTV.

The nurse said she noticed a young man who had been shot lying on the ground and knew she had to help him. 

‘I said where has he been shot? She said, “In his head.” So, I got down on the ground. I said “I don’t feel a pulse,” so I started compressions.’

‘That was somebody’s someone…. and if I was in that situation, I would want someone to be able to help me.’ 

Law enforcement officials briefed on the case told NBC that they believe the shooting is criminal in nature, but is not believed to be linked to terrorism.

Officials said: ‘This isn’t about hate and it’s not terrorism, but we’re investigating the situation.’

Isabel Pryor who came to Kansas City from Florida for the parade told KCTV she was near the stage when the shooting began and had got separated from her father. 

Shots rang out moments after Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes left the stage next to Union Station where hundreds of thousands had gathered to party

Shots rang out moments after Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes left the stage next to Union Station where hundreds of thousands had gathered to party

Fans were seen scrambling from the scene, with several people wheeled away in stretchers

Fans were seen scrambling from the scene, with several people wheeled away in stretchers

‘I was trying to find my dad, we got separated, and all of a sudden I heard shooter and everyone started trampling me. I literally got walked over, and I was still trying to find my dad,’ she said.

‘I definitely got pushed. It got to a point that  I don’t even remember who helped me up, everyone just treated me like I was just a body, I just got walked all over. My leg is definitely hurting, I’m only 90 pounds so you know I have people that are 150 walking all over me.’

Isabel’s father Dave described the horrific scene and how he was worried for his daughters safety since they were separated.

‘There was bodies all around me. People giving chest compressions to people next to me, like literally this all happened with three, four, five feet of me,’ Dave said/

‘It’s “pop pop pop pop pop” and I look over to the right and its four bodies next to me.’

Sophie Snapp and Jake Davis said they were just seconds away from being in the line of fire when Jake released he forgot his phone and they turned around to go get it when the shooting began.

‘We were facing the stage and all of a sudden people are like sprinting, you know it’s tight, it’s close, people are sprinting behind us,’ Sophia said.

‘People started running behind us like “shots fired! shots fired!” and just running for their live and we’re like “what?” we didn’t even hear it.’

Children’s Mercy Kansas City said the hospital was treating 12 patients, including eleven kids, TMZ reported, nine of whom have gunshot wounds

St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City received one gunshot patient in critical condition and three walk-ins with injuries that were not life-threatening, spokesperson Laurel Gifford said.

The shooting left one woman dead and over 20 people injured, creating a chaotic scene that saw thousands of fans fearing for their lives

The shooting left one woman dead and over 20 people injured, creating a chaotic scene that saw thousands of fans fearing for their lives

Three people are in custody in connection with the incident that sparked panic among the crowds

Three people are in custody in connection with the incident that sparked panic among the crowds

No charges have been announced, and police said no motive has been determined. Police have referred to the people in custody as being detained. 

A different man in a red hoodie was also pictured being arrested, although it is unclear if he was one of those involved in the shooting.

The first victim of the shooting was identified on Wednesday evening as being local DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan.

The Kansas City Star first reported that Lisa Lopez-Galvan died in the shooting on Wednesday.

Close friends confirmed to the outlet that Lopez-Galvan died during surgery at a hospital for a gunshot wound to her abdomen.





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