Travis Kelce has matched his girlfriend Taylor Swift’s $100,000 donation to the victims of Wednesday’s mass shooting following the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl rally.
Kelce made the donation through a GoFundMe page, which shows a pair of $50,000 donations made by his charity, Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation.
Of course, the donation only comes after Kelce received waves of criticism for partying after the shooting, which left one woman dead and 22 others injured. Two minors have been charged with crimes related to the mass shooting, authorities said Friday, as the city tries to recover in the wake of the violence.
Kelce was among the Chiefs stars who went ahead with a ‘scaled-down’ celebration just hours after a mass shooting turned the team’s Super Bowl parade into tragedy.
However, other colleagues stayed away from the party.
Travis Kelce is seen smiling with his Chiefs teammates after a shooting during the parade
Kelce made the donation via GoFundMe, which shows a pair of $50,000 donations from his charity.
Kelce sparked outrage after smiling for selfie hours after Kansas City shooting
In new images, obtained by DailyMail.com, Kelce is seen at a Kansas City sports bar alongside several teammates and his associates, including Patrick Mahomes’ wife, Brittany.
Kelce is part of a small group that also includes Brittany, Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend, center Creed Humphrey, tight end Matt Bushman and his wife Emily.
Sources told DailyMail.com that Mahomes reserved the entire venue for a select few team members and their families. Many members of coach Andy Reid’s team stayed away after the attack.
But Kelce, who led a rendition of the Beastie Boys hit ‘Fight For Your Right (to party)’ following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory, He was among those who left.
This new image is sure to raise more questions for the tight end, who has already come under fire after posing for a smiling selfie with a police officer following the deadly shooting.
Kelce sparked backlash with his antics after the parade, during which he appeared too drunk to speak.
A Jackson County Family Court news release said the juveniles are being held at the county’s Juvenile Detention Center on weapons and resisting arrest charges. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.
No further information was published. Defendants 17 years old or younger in Missouri are generally tried through the juvenile system, which is much more private than the adult system. The names of the defendants are not released, nor are police documents such as probable cause statements.
In cases involving serious crimes such as murder, juveniles as young as 12 can be certified to stand trial as adults, said Lynn Urban, a professor who chairs the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Central Missouri.
Federal law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under 18 at the time of the crime.
Police initially detained three juveniles, but released one who they determined was not involved in the shooting. Police are looking for others who may have been involved and are calling for witnesses, victims and people with videos of the violence on their cellphones to call a dedicated hotline.
Meanwhile, Kansans are turning to religious gatherings, vigils and counseling to try to cope with the horror of what happened.
A mother and a popular disc jockey were killed in Wednesday’s volley of gunfire as the parade and rally concluded, and 22 other people, more than half of them children, were wounded. As of Friday, two people remained in critical condition and one in serious condition. Most of the injured children were already out of the hospital and expected to recover.
But the emotional recovery is just beginning in a community horrified that two young people could cause such trauma. Police believe a dispute between several people led to the shooting.
The murdered woman was identified by radio station KKFI-FM as Lisa López-Galván, host of ‘Taste of Tejano.’ On Friday, a family friend, Katrina Rojas Vincent, said she could feel López Galván’s presence while she was near the scene of the shooting.
“His spirit will always be here to welcome people to this place, so that they are not afraid, so that they are not afraid, so that they enjoy and live their life,” Vincent said.
He described López-Galván as a vibrant and generous person.