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United Way of Greater Kansas City, Chiefs establish KCStrong fund after parade shooting

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Feb 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-15 19:44:47-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In a message of hope following Wednesday's shooting outside of Union Station after the Chiefs Champions Victory Parade, chairs that were part of the rally were organized to spell out "KC Strong."

The United Way of Greater Kansas City, in partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs, have established the #KCStrong fund to raise funds to support victims and their families of Wednesday's shooting, violence prevention, mental health support services and supporting first responders.

LINK | #KCStrong Fund

Learn more about the fund from United Way of Greater Kansas City CEO Chris Rosson:

On Thursday, Kansas City, Missouri, Police continued their investigation of Wednesday's shooting that left one person dead and 22 others injured — including several children.

LINK | Complete KSHB 41 coverage of Union Station shooting

Throughout the day, crews worked to tear down the stage that held dozens of Kansas City Chiefs players and coaches celebrating the team's victory in Super Bowl LVIII.

KSHB 41 reporter and drone pilot Elyse Schoenig captured the clean-up Thursday afternoon when she captured the chairs in the arrangement.

Several people remained hospitalized Thursday from injuries sustained in Wednesday's shooting. The community also mourned the loss of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, who died from her injuries at the shooting.

A vigil has been planned for 6:30 p.m Thursday night along Holmes Road between University Health Truman and Children's Mercy Hospital.