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Body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham found in Trinity River, officials say. What we know
The body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was found Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials.
Audrii had been missing for nearly a week after she left to go catch the school bus in her hometown of Livingston. Texas Department of Public Safety, Polk County Sheriff's Office, and several local law enforcement agencies searched extensively, providing updates on a backpack found that was believed to have been Audrii's and arresting a person of interest in the case.
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Where was Audrii Cunningham's body found?
Audrii's body was found by search crews in Trinity River under U.S. Highway 59 on Tuesday, Polk County officials said in a news conference on Tuesday. The Amber Alert for Audrii will be discontinued.
The Trinity River Authority lowered the river water levels so that divers could reach the area, Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons said.
Polk County officials are preparing an arrest warrant charging Don Steven McDougal of capital murder in Audrii's death, District Attorney Shelly Sitton said.
McDougal is currently in jail on an unrelated felony charge, Sitton said.
Audrii's body was taken to Harris County medical examiner's office, where officials will determine the cause and method of her death, Lyons said.
Law enforcement identified points of interest through cellphone analysis, video and information provided by McDougal about locations where he had gone.
There was no evidence on where Audrii died or whether her body was weighed down, Lyons said, and her body was not visible to the naked eye.
Lyons declined to release information on the condition of Audrii's body. In response to a reporter's question, Lyons also declined to say whether McDougal told officials to lower the water levels of the river.
When did Audrii Cunningham go missing?
Audrii went missing at approximately 6:45 Thursday morning when she did not get on the school bus on FM 3126.
Audrii's home is near bodies of water, most notably Lake Livingston. Lyons explained that areas with water were among the first places the DPS and volunteers searched. Officials feel Audrii's disappearance did not involve these areas.
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DPS officials asked the public for any video taken of FM 3126, with the highway in view, on Thursday, Feb. 15, between 6:30 and 8 a.m. local time.
Officers also urge the public to stay away from Scenic Loop FM 3277 unless they have a reasonable need to be there.
Following a public search, a 2003 dark blue Chevrolet Suburban belonging to McDougal is now in police custody.
Who is Don Steve McDougal?
McDougal, 42, has been identified as the main person of interest in the case. He was arrested Friday on an unrelated aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge and booked into the Polk County Jail late that night. McDougal is believed to be the last person to see Audrii.
McDougal lives in a camper behind the home of Audrii and her family. Audrii's family and McDougal have a relationship, and McDougal occasionally took Audrii to the bus stop and drove her to school when she missed the bus.
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In 2008, McDougal was convicted of enticing a child in another county, KBTX reports . According to local authorities, this did not require him to register as a sex offender in Polk County.
"Investigators have given McDougal, who was arrested Friday on an unrelated charge, several opportunities to cooperate," Lt. Bruce Cummings with the Texas Department of Public Safety said Monday. "And we remain hopeful that he will begin helping in this case."
While McDougal has not confessed to anything, he admitted to leaving the house with Audrii on the morning of her disappearance. Officers said he has also taken them to multiple locations that may be related. For the sake of the investigation, those locations are not being disclosed to the public.
Lyons stated that while McDougal has been cooperating by speaking to officials and occasionally taking them to locations of interest, he "uses the word 'cooperate' lightly."
Although McDougal is currently the main person of interest in this case, law enforcement is also looking into other suspects that may be involved.
What charges have been filed?
Lyons explained no specific charges are being filed at this time. Instead, charges would be presented after adequate evidence has been found.
Law enforcement does believe they are pursuing a criminal investigation. When asked about Audrii's safety, Lyons remained cautiously optimistic.
"I'm hoping and praying that she's still alive. I am not giving up hope that we'll be able to bring Audrii home," Lyons stated during Monday's press conference. "So yes, I am hoping that she's still alive. And we're going to work just as hard, to make sure we do everything that we can, to try to bring her home."
In addition to the information provided by McDougal, law enforcement is using a variety of sources to piece together a timeline for his movements.
"We are working with every tool made available to us," Lyons said. "Whether it be cell phones, whether it be video — which has been an awesome tool for us — we have been using every tool made available to us, to try to piece together a picture of where [McDougal] may have gone."
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Gemini 1.5 is built upon our leading research on Transformer and MoE architecture. While a traditional Transformer functions as one large neural network, MoE models are divided into smaller "expert” neural networks.
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An AI model’s “context window” is made up of tokens, which are the building blocks used for processing information. Tokens can be entire parts or subsections of words, images, videos, audio or code. The bigger a model’s context window, the more information it can take in and process in a given prompt — making its output more consistent, relevant and useful.
Through a series of machine learning innovations, we’ve increased 1.5 Pro’s context window capacity far beyond the original 32,000 tokens for Gemini 1.0. We can now run up to 1 million tokens in production.
This means 1.5 Pro can process vast amounts of information in one go — including 1 hour of video, 11 hours of audio, codebases with over 30,000 lines of code or over 700,000 words. In our research, we’ve also successfully tested up to 10 million tokens.
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Gemini 1.5 Pro can understand, reason about and identify curious details in the 402-page transcripts from Apollo 11’s mission to the moon.
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1.5 Pro can perform more relevant problem-solving tasks across longer blocks of code. When given a prompt with more than 100,000 lines of code, it can better reason across examples, suggest helpful modifications and give explanations about how different parts of the code works.
Gemini 1.5 Pro can reason across 100,000 lines of code giving helpful solutions, modifications and explanations.
When tested on a comprehensive panel of text, code, image, audio and video evaluations, 1.5 Pro outperforms 1.0 Pro on 87% of the benchmarks used for developing our large language models (LLMs). And when compared to 1.0 Ultra on the same benchmarks, it performs at a broadly similar level.
Gemini 1.5 Pro maintains high levels of performance even as its context window increases. In the Needle In A Haystack (NIAH) evaluation, where a small piece of text containing a particular fact or statement is purposely placed within a long block of text, 1.5 Pro found the embedded text 99% of the time, in blocks of data as long as 1 million tokens.
Gemini 1.5 Pro also shows impressive “in-context learning” skills, meaning that it can learn a new skill from information given in a long prompt, without needing additional fine-tuning. We tested this skill on the Machine Translation from One Book (MTOB) benchmark, which shows how well the model learns from information it’s never seen before. When given a grammar manual for Kalamang , a language with fewer than 200 speakers worldwide, the model learns to translate English to Kalamang at a similar level to a person learning from the same content.
As 1.5 Pro’s long context window is the first of its kind among large-scale models, we’re continuously developing new evaluations and benchmarks for testing its novel capabilities.
For more details, see our Gemini 1.5 Pro technical report .
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In line with our AI Principles and robust safety policies, we’re ensuring our models undergo extensive ethics and safety tests. We then integrate these research learnings into our governance processes and model development and evaluations to continuously improve our AI systems.
Since introducing 1.0 Ultra in December, our teams have continued refining the model, making it safer for a wider release. We’ve also conducted novel research on safety risks and developed red-teaming techniques to test for a range of potential harms.
In advance of releasing 1.5 Pro, we've taken the same approach to responsible deployment as we did for our Gemini 1.0 models, conducting extensive evaluations across areas including content safety and representational harms, and will continue to expand this testing. Beyond this, we’re developing further tests that account for the novel long-context capabilities of 1.5 Pro.
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We’re committed to bringing each new generation of Gemini models to billions of people, developers and enterprises around the world responsibly.
Starting today, we’re offering a limited preview of 1.5 Pro to developers and enterprise customers via AI Studio and Vertex AI . Read more about this on our Google for Developers blog and Google Cloud blog .
We’ll introduce 1.5 Pro with a standard 128,000 token context window when the model is ready for a wider release. Coming soon, we plan to introduce pricing tiers that start at the standard 128,000 context window and scale up to 1 million tokens, as we improve the model.
Early testers can try the 1 million token context window at no cost during the testing period, though they should expect longer latency times with this experimental feature. Significant improvements in speed are also on the horizon.
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‘Despicable’. Harvard student and faculty groups denounced over antisemitic cartoon.
Pro-Palestinian groups at Harvard University, including one comprising faculty and staff, reignited the controversy over campus antisemitism over the long weekend when they posted an antisemitic cartoon on their social media accounts.
The cartoon, which dates to the 1960s and was condemned when it was first published, showed a hand inscribed with a Star of David and a dollar sign holding ropes around the necks of a Black man and an Arab man.
Interim Harvard president Alan Garber condemned it as “flagrantly antisemitic” in a message to the Harvard community Tuesday evening.
The cartoon was included in a social media post Sunday by two Harvard student activist groups — the Palestine Solidarity Committee and the African and African American Resistance Organization — as part of a graphic about historical ties between the Black civil rights movement and pro-Palestinian advocacy.
Additional student groups and a pro-Palestinian faculty and staff group later posted the graphic on their own accounts.
“The cartoon is despicably, inarguably antisemitic,” Rabbi David Wolpe, a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School, wrote on social media Monday after a group called Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine posted the image online. “Is there no limit?”
The cartoon appears to have originated from a 1967 newsletter published by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a major player in the 1960s civil rights movement. According to a New York Times article at the time, the two men depicted with ropes around their necks are boxer Muhammad Ali and then-president of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser.
According to the Times article, the SNCC newsletter condemned what it described as atrocities committed by Zionists against Arabs. The Times quoted a then-director of the Anti-Defamation League saying the newsletter, which included the cartoon, “smacks very heavily of antisemitism.”
The graphic posted by the Harvard groups noted the “historical roots of solidarity” between the “Black liberation movements and Palestinian liberation.” It included the words, “The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee likened Zionism to an imperial project. . .” beside an image of the cartoon.
A number of the Harvard organizations that posted the graphic, including PSC, AFRO, and the faculty group, later took it down. The faculty group apologized for posting it.
On a campus that has been riven by reports of resurgent antisemitism since Oct. 7 of last year, the posts provoked an uproar over the weekend.
University spokesperson Jason Newton called the social media posts “despicable.” Jeffrey Flier, a Harvard professor and former dean of Harvard Medical School, said in a social media post that there was “[n]o debate about this [cartoon] being antisemitic.” Harvard Chabad, a Jewish group, called it “Reprehensible. Bigoted. Hateful.”
“At a time when antisemitic incidents are at an all-time high and Holocaust denial is spreading both in the U.S. and abroad, Harvard faculty and students must understand and be held to account for the tremendous consequences of proliferating insidious tropes,” the Harvard Jewish Law Students Association said in a statement.
Newton said the matter is being referred to the Harvard College Administrative Board, which handles disciplinary proceedings for students and sanctioned student groups, such as the Palestine Solidarity Committee.
On Tuesday, Garber, who is Jewish, condemned the posts. “Perpetuating vile and hateful antisemitic tropes, or otherwise engaging in inflammatory rhetoric or sharing images that demean people on the basis of their identity, is precisely the opposite of what this moment demands of us,” he said in the message emailed to the Harvard community.
“The University will review the situation to better understand who was responsible for the posting and to determine what further steps are warranted,” he added.
The Palestine Solidarity Committee is the same group that published a statement on Oct. 7 last year — the day of the Hamas-led attack on Israel — that plunged the university into turmoil after critics denounced it as justifying terrorism. “Today’s events did not occur in a vacuum,” the statement said. The group later said the statement was not a justification for violence against civilians, but rather sought to place the Hamas attack in the context of the long, violent Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On Monday afternoon, as the backlash mounted, the two student groups took down the original graphic and replaced it with a new one that did not include the offensive cartoon. In a caption accompanying the new post, the groups said they had “inadvertently includ[ed] an image that played upon antisemitic tropes” and that the cartoon “was not reflective of our values as organizations.”
“Antisemitism has no place in the movement of Palestinian liberation, and we wholeheartedly disavow it in all its forms,” the groups said.
The faculty group removed the post from its Instagram account and issued a statement. “It has came to our attention that a post featuring antiquated cartoons which used offensive antisemitic tropes was linked to our account,” the group said. “We apologize for the hurt that these images have caused and do not condone them in any way.”
As of Monday morning, the faculty group listed more than 100 signatories on its website under a statement describing the group’s goals. They included faculty and staff from Harvard’s law school, medical school, college, and school of public health.
One of the group’s leaders was Walter Johnson, a professor of history and African and African American Studies, who was, as of last week, also the faculty adviser to PSC. He has since resigned from both groups, according to messages seen by the Globe.
In a statement Tuesday, Johnson said, “I was surprised and saddened by the posting of the images, as I know many others were, but I am no longer in a position to speak on behalf of any organization.”
At some time on Sunday or Monday, the faculty group removed the names of all signatories from its website, according to archived versions of the site. A spokesperson for the group did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
The social media posts were widely condemned over the weekend, including by critics from beyond Harvard’s walls. Bill Ackman, the billionaire hedge fund manager and Harvard alumnus who has led an activist campaign against Harvard over what he describes as runaway campus antisemitism, described the groups’ sharing of the cartoon as “grim” in a post on X, the social media platform.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, a congressional committee investigating Harvard over antisemitism allegations, wrote on its X account: “This repugnant antisemitism should have no place in our society, much less on Harvard’s faculty.”
That congressional investigation entered a new phase on Friday when chairwoman Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican, said she was subpoenaing Harvard leaders, including interim president Garber. The subpoenas, reviewed by the Globe, would force Harvard to turn over a wide range of documents including disciplinary records, minutes of board meetings, and internal communications.
Foxx has contended Harvard has failed to create an environment for Jewish students free from discrimination and harassment. Separately, several Jewish Harvard students are suing the school over similar allegations.
Garber, who took over the presidency after former president Claudine Gay’s resignation last month, has convened two task forces to combat antisemitism and Islamophobia, which students say have gotten worse since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel and Israel’s retaliatory war in the Gaza Strip.
Hilary Burns of the Globe staff contributed to this report.
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Are banks, post offices, UPS and FedEx open on Presidents Day 2024? What to know
If you need to mail a package, buy some stamps or run to the bank, it is a good idea to get that errand done before Sunday.
Major banks and U.S. Postal Service offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of George Washington's birthday , a holiday more commonly known as Presidents Day .
After Presidents Day , which is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year, there are no more federal holidays until May, so you may have to wait a while for another three-day weekend at work or school.
The date of Presidents Day changes every year because of the Uniform Holiday Bill signed in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The bill mandated that three holidays, including Presidents Day, occur on Mondays to prevent midweek shutdowns and add long weekends to the federal calendar.
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Is the post office open on Presidents Day? Will mail be delivered?
Postal service facilities will be closed for retail transactions on Monday, Feb. 19, and there will be no residential or business deliveries, the U.S. Postal Service told USA TODAY.
Are banks open on Presidents Day?
Branches of Wells Fargo, Citibank, Bank of America, and Truist, among others, will be closed on Feb. 19, the companies told USA TODAY.
Is UPS open on Presidents Day? Will packages be delivered?
UPS pickup and delivery services are available and UPS Store locations will be open on Monday, according to the company's website .
UPS SurePost and UPS Mail Innovations deliveries will require one additional business days' time in transit due to the USPS holiday.
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FedEx pickup and delivery services are available and FedEx Office locations will be open on Monday, according to the company's website .
FedEx Ground Economy deliveries may be delayed due to the USPS holiday.
Are Costco, Walmart and Target open on Presidents Day?
Yes, Costco , Walmart and Target , as well as most major retailers , grocers and restaurants, are open on the holiday.
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- Input : USB-C1: PD3.0/PD2.0/FCP/AFC/BC1.2 (Max 65W)
- Total output : 145W
- Charge protocols : USB-C1: PD3.1 / PD3.0 / PD2.0 / QC3.0 / QC2.0 / FCP / AFC / APPLE 5V2.4A / BC1.2 USB-C2: PD3.0 / PD2.0 / QC3.0 / QC2.0 / FCP / AFC / APPLE 5V2.4A / BC1.2 USB-A: SCP (10V2.25A) / QC3.0 / QC2.0 / FCP / AFC / APPLE 5V2.4A / BC1.2
- Display : LED screen
- Bi-directional charging : Yes
- Dimensions : 16 x 8.08 x 2.67 cm
- Weight : 505 g
- What's in the box : 1 x 25000mAh power bank 1 x 100W USB-C to USB-C cable 1 x Travel pouch 1 x User manual
Regular readers will know that I'm a huge fan of Ugreen gear. The company consistently delivers products that work, whether it be AC chargers, power banks, or even power stations. I've been testing its products for a long time now, and I've found that everything it make offers good value and is well-built, safe, and durable. And the Ugreen power banks are often compact enough to carry around with ease.
Ugreen 145W 25000mAh portable power bank is quite compact
This latest 145W power bank is no exception. In fact, it was love at first sight.
Firstly, I love the simplicity. The unit features three ports, a USB-C port for charging the unit at a maximum power of 65W -- capable of being fully recharged in 2 hours using a 65W AC charger -- and for outputting up to 100W, another USB-C port that supports outputs up to 45W, and a USB-A port that allows for outputs up to 18W. This configuration enables you to charge a laptop, such as a MacBook Pro, while simultaneously supporting two other devices requiring lower power.
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Impressively, it can fully charge a 13-inch MacBook Air in just 90 minutes, and even after a full charge, the power bank retains enough battery to provide an additional 30 percent charge. For smartphones, it can recharge an iPhone 14 up to an amazing 5.6 times.
The unit supports a total maximum output of 145W when utilizing both USB-C ports, 118W when using the USB-C and USB-A ports together, and 115W when all three ports are in use.
Port of the Ugreen 145W 25000mAh portable power bank
For devices that require low current, the power bank features a 200mA trickle charge mode, ideal for earbuds, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. It's the best-kept secret of this charger, and I love it.
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Activating this low-power mode is straightforward. Simply triple-tap the power bank's button. To deactivate, you can either wait three and a half hours or triple-tap the button again.
It's that simple.
LED panel on the Ugreen 145W 25000mAh portable power bank
The power bank also includes a small LED panel designed for a singular purpose -- to display the battery capacity, avoiding any unnecessary complexity. Included with the power bank are a 100W USB-C to USB-C cable and a travel pouch.
I've tested the capacity and power output of this power bank, and they all check out with the specs supplied, and I've subjected it to heavy loads for multiple hours to make sure the unit didn't overheat in use.
ZDNET's buying advice
As long as portability isn't on the cards, this is a superb power bank. It ticks all the boxes for me in terms of power output, capacity, and flexibility of devices to charge. The capacity is enough to charge a MacBook at least once, and the flexibility to charge low-current devices such as earbuds and smartwatches.
At $130, the Ugreen 145W 25000mAh portable power bank is not cheap. In fact, it's a premium product, it's super versatile, and it's a power bank that will work for all your devices, small or large.
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2 Teens in Custody in Kansas City, Where Police Say Dispute Led to Shooting
The authorities said they were working to determine “applicable charges” in the shooting that followed a Super Bowl victory parade. The host of a local radio show was killed, and 22 more were injured.
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The shooting broke out as thousands of people gathered to celebrate kansas city’s super bowl victory..
[gunshots] Keep going. What’s going on? What is it? [sirens]
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs , Jacey Fortin , Kevin Draper and Colbi Edmonds
The authorities in Kansas City, Mo., said on Thursday that they were keeping two teenagers in custody after a shooting that tore through the city’s Super Bowl celebration, killing one person and wounding nearly two dozen others in what appeared to be the result of an argument.
Stacey Graves, the city’s police chief, said at least 22 people were wounded in the shooting on Wednesday, in addition to the person who died, and that the victims ranged in age from 8 to 47 years old. At least half of the wounded were younger than 16.
The police said they had initially taken three young people into custody but released one of them after determining that the person was not involved. A police spokeswoman, Alayna Gonzalez, said on Thursday night that investigators were working with juvenile court prosecutors to “determine applicable charges” against the two teenagers.
The person who died was identified as Elizabeth Galvan, 43, a local D.J. who was also known as Lisa Lopez-Galvan. A friend described her as a passionate fan of the city’s football team who was deeply involved in civic events and hosted a radio show.
The police chief said there was no indication that the shooters were motivated by terrorism or extremism, saying instead that the deadly gunfire appeared to have stemmed from some kind of conflict between several people.
“I’m angered about what occurred in our city yesterday,” Chief Graves said.
The shooting erupted as thousands of football fans had crowded into downtown Kansas City after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, suddenly turning a day of revelry into one of chaos and panic. As shots rang out, people ran for cover.
Chief Graves praised the response of her department’s officers and firefighters, and also noted that civilians themselves had sprung into action. Videos had captured two parade attendees tackling a person as others ran from gunshots.
“It was just a reaction,” Paul Contreras, who said he had tackled a man after hearing someone else yell to stop him, told NBC’s “Today” show . “I took him down, and as I took him down, I saw the weapon — the gun — fall to the ground,” he said.
Videos showed that two men held the person down until police arrived. Chief Graves lauded the efforts.
“Those in attendance also responded,” Chief Graves said. “They helped one another and even physically stopped a person who was believed to be involved in the incident.”
The shooting took place near the city’s Union Station, a hub that draws tourists to the city each year.
The shock of gun violence pierced an otherwise idyllic winter afternoon, with bright sunshine and temperatures in the 60s greeting a city ready to rejoice in what had become close to an annual rite of February as Kansas City’s team has become the dominant force in the National Football League.
Columns of fans, many wearing red, had lined the two-mile parade route, celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ second consecutive Super Bowl victory and third in five seasons, waving at players, coaches and team officials riding past in open-top red buses.
Among the crowd was Ms. Lopez-Galvan, the D.J., whose radio show, “Taste of Tejano,” was broadcast on KKFI, a local radio station . She had two young adult children, a son and a daughter, and the radio station said in a social media post on Thursday that the son, Marc, had been shot in the leg but was treated at a hospital and released.
Ms. Lopez-Galvan was known to watch football games with close friends in her garage, according to one friend. That friend, Lisa Lopez, said she and Ms. Lopez-Galvan, who were not related, would often call each other “tocaya,” Spanish for “namesake.”
Ms. Lopez described Ms. Lopez-Galvan as the life of the party, and said she had recently joined a group that helped to organize Fiesta Hispana, an annual festival in downtown Kansas City.
“She was loved by everybody in our community,” said Ms. Lopez, who is an executive administrative assistant at The Kansas City Star newspaper. “Our Hispanic community lost a beautiful, wonderful person.”
Ms. Lopez said that her friend also had been a big fan of the Chiefs. Ms. Lopez-Galvan was superstitious about watching the team’s games each week with the same people, hoping it was good luck for the team, her friend recalled. In fact, she said, Ms. Lopez-Galvan would not let anyone new join the group.
After Kansas City won the Super Bowl on Sunday, Ms. Lopez-Galvan had texted Ms. Lopez to ask if she could save her a newspaper commemorating the team’s win.
The Super Bowl parade officially began at 11 a.m. and ended with a rally at Union Station, the century-old rail depot that has been redeveloped into a destination with shops, restaurants and a science center.
Just before 2 p.m., Abel King, 12, was tossing footballs with other children in an open area not far from the crowds by the rally’s main stage. He climbed trees to get a better view of his favorite Chiefs players, whose celebratory speeches were being broadcast over big screens.
As the event came to an end, Abel and his parents, Kourtney and Jesse King, of Independence, Mo., got ready to go, but an altercation between at least four people broke out beside them, the parents said in interviews. They said a woman and a man exchanged harsh words with two other men, at least one of whom may have been a teenager.
Then, they said, they saw guns being drawn. Two of the men started firing at each other, Mr. King said, with little regard to where their guns were pointing.
“They were running away from each other,” Mr. King said. “but they were still firing weapons behind their backs, just not really aiming.”
Ms. King said she pulled her 4-year-old son away in a wagon while her 14-year-old son tried to shield it with his body. Abel ran in a different direction, his father sprinting after him.
By then, bystanders had begun to fall. Mr. King said that he saw two young children who appeared to have been shot in the leg, and three more people with bloody injuries. He found Abel and did his best to shield the child’s eyes.
“I didn’t really see much,” Abel said. “But I did see blood.”
Not far away, Vanessa Waterfield, 36, and her friend, Shayla Burst, 24, tried to run, but they got pushed backward by panicking attendees.
“We almost got stampeded on,” Ms. Burst said. The two friends saw a woman fall face first to the ground — and then stop moving. They wondered if she had been shot, and they ran, clambering over barricades until, sobbing and shaking, they took refuge at a nearby hotel.
The two women, both of whom live in Kansas City, said they would be wary of crowded places from now on. And Ms. Waterfield, who had taken off her red Chiefs jacket in the hot sun and tied it around her waist before the shooting began, now associates it with something very different than a giddy Super Bowl victory. “I’m ready to just throw that away,” she said, “every time I look at it.”
Local hospitals said on Thursday that they had at least seven people still in treatment, including at least two patients in critical condition. Of the 12 patients taken to one hospital, Children’s Mercy, 11 were children between the ages of 6 and 15.
Jacob Gooch Sr. said he was standing near the southwest side of Union Station when he heard noises that sounded like fireworks. When his ankle felt hot, he thought a spark had burned him. In fact, he had been shot, and he fell as he tried to run.
Trying to crawl to safety, Mr. Gooch lost sight of his group, which included his girlfriend and son, who he said were both also shot. His son, he said, now has a bullet lodged in the bottom of his foot.
“I can’t believe my family got hit,” Mr. Gooch said. “It’s crazy to think someone had a gun pointed at you and pulled the trigger.”
The governors of Kansas and Missouri were both at the rally but were not hurt.
Quinton Lucas, the mayor of Kansas City, Mo., said he was at the parade with his wife and mother, and was in Union Station when he heard gunfire.
“When you have people who decide to bring guns to events, when you have people who are deciding to try to mar events — celebratory ones, like this one — all of us start to become members of this club that none of us want to be a part of,” Mr. Lucas said.
Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback who led his team to victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, said he was “praying for Kansas City.” Travis Kelce, the star tight end, wrote that he was “heartbroken,” adding, “KC, you mean the world to me.”
The shooting was a reminder for some, young and old, about the plague of gun violence in America..
Dana Brady and her 14-year-old daughter, Madison, froze at first when they heard the popping of gunfire, then saw a blur of people running toward them, Ms. Brady said. They found cover in Union Station, sitting down beside a woman and her young children, who were crying.
“We talked about this in school,” Ms. Brady recalled one of the children saying. “To turn off our phones and be very quiet.”
Reporting was contributed by Traci Angel , Julie Bosman , Robert Gebeloff , Gaya Gupta , Jesus Jiménez and Ben Shpigel . Susan C. Beachy and Sheelagh McNeill contributed research.
Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs reports on national stories across the United States with a focus on criminal justice. He is from upstate New York. More about Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
Jacey Fortin covers a wide range of subjects for the National desk of The Times, including extreme weather, court cases and state politics all across the country. More about Jacey Fortin
Kevin Draper writes about money, power and influence in sports, focusing on a range of topics, including workplace harassment and discrimination, sexual misconduct and doping. He can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected] . More about Kevin Draper
Colbi Edmonds writes about the environment, education and infrastructure. More about Colbi Edmonds