NewsTaylor Swift aids family of Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting victim with $100,000 donation

Taylor Swift aids family of Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting victim with $100,000 donation

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Taylor Swift reacts as she walks off the field following the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Taylor Swift reacts as she walks off the field following the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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12:27 PM EST, February 16, 2024

Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, who was killed in a mass shooting during the victory parade of the Kansas City Chiefs football team that her boyfriend Travis Kelce plays for.

Tragedy on winners parade

Police reported that twenty-one individuals sustained gunshot wounds in an incident outside Union Station. Lopez-Galvan, aged 44, succumbed to his injuries and died following the outbreak of gunfire amidst celebrations of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win. According to ABC News, a victim was a local DJ and host of a Latin music program, "Taste of Tejano in radio station KKFI 90.1 FM".

The GoFundMe page states that the online fundraising campaign was "established to support the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan" and aimed to "offer crucial financial assistance to her family during this unimaginable loss."

$100,000 donation from Taylor Swift

The singer made two payments, each one $50,000, and wrote: "Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences in the wake of your devastating loss." A representative for Swift verify to Variety that the donations were genuine.

"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. Our hearts and prayers are with her family," the radio station said in a statement Wednesday. "This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community."

The situation was also commented on by Travis Kelce's club, the Kansas City Chiefs, who stated in a statement that they were truly saddened by the senseless act of violence". Kelce said he was "heartbroken over the tragedy".

ABC News, The Guardian

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