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Third man charged with murder over Kansas parade shooting

A third man has been charged with murder after a gunfight on the fringe of a Super Bowl victory rally in Missouri last month that killed one person and wounded more than 20 others in an argument over eye contact, prosecutors said.

Terry Young, 20, faces charges of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action for opening fire during an altercation on 14 February near Kansas City’s landmark Union Station, Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a statement.

The incident occurred while throngs of fans had gathered to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ American football Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Local radio personality Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan, 43, was killed while 25 people, including nine children, were wounded in the bloodshed that unfolded following a parade and rally.

“The victims were caught in gunfire after the defendant and other individuals fired weapons in response to a verbal argument,” Mr Baker said.

Thousands of fans had gathered to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory

A lawyer for Mr Young was not listed in online court records.

Six days after the bloodshed, Dominic Miller, 18, of Kansas City and Lyndell Mays, 23, of suburban Raytown were charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Two teenagers were also charged as juveniles in family court with firearms offenses and resisting arrest. Prosecutors have said they would seek to also charge the two minors as adults, and that the investigation was continuing.

An account of the shooting pieced together from witnesses and video footage determined the violence started when Mr Mays and a group of individuals who confronted him “began arguing about why they were staring at each other,” police said in an affidavit.

While all three men are charged with murder, Mr Baker said the evidence shows it was a bullet fired from Mr Miller’s gun that killed Ms Lopez-Galvan.

Conviction for second-degree murder in Missouri is punishable by a prison sentence of 10 to 30 years or life.

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