KANSAS CITY (Diya TV) — Missouri prosecutors have announced that Dominic Miller, 18, and Lyndell Mays, 22, are facing charges of second-degree murder and several other counts in connection with the tragic shooting that occurred during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade last week. The incident left one person dead and 22 others injured.

According to Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, the two men, who were previously strangers, engaged in a heated argument before pulling out firearms and opening fire. Both Miller and Mays have been hospitalized since the shooting, with their conditions undisclosed.

Court documents suggest that the altercation escalated rapidly, with Mays reportedly being the first to draw his weapon, followed by others in the vicinity. Tragically, a bullet from Miller’s gun claimed the life of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a beloved member of the community and a mother of two.

Despite initial claims of innocence, Miller eventually confessed to firing multiple shots after surveillance footage contradicted his account. Meanwhile, Mays cited perceived threats as justification for his actions, alleging that he felt compelled to defend himself.

While the investigation is ongoing, authorities have detained two juveniles on related charges, hinting at the possibility of further developments in the case. Peters Baker emphasized the commitment to holding all responsible parties accountable for their actions.

The shooting cast a shadow over what should have been a joyous celebration, drawing attention to issues of gun violence and public safety. The tragedy resonated deeply with the community, prompting calls for reflection and action.

As the city grapples with the aftermath of the incident, Mayor Quinton Lucas expressed concerns about the future of celebratory events, even as he reaffirmed the city’s commitment to honoring its sporting achievements. Efforts to address gun regulations and curb violence have gained momentum, with legislative measures under consideration.