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Kansas City Communities Continue Block By Block Efforts To Prevent Violence

Kansas City Communities Continue Block By Block Efforts To Prevent Violence

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People flee after shots were fired near the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII victory celebration on February 14, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People flee after shots were fired near the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII victory celebration on February 14, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Earlier this week, two men were charged in the murder of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a popular local radio personality, who was killed when a mass shooting occurred at the Super Bowl victory celebration.

About half of the 22 people injured were children who had come out to see the Chiefs celebrate their second straight Super Bowl win.

The tragic end to a day of celebration drew national media attention to Kansas City.

But the city has long been plagued by gun violence. In 2023, Kansas City saw its highest murder rate.

And KC community organizations are working in the neighborhoods most affected by violence, to stop it before it starts.

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with CEO of KC Common Good, Klassie Alcine, about community based strategies for violence prevention.

This episode was produced by Marc Rivers. Additional reporting came from KCUR’s Frank Morris. It was edited by Jeanette Woods. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.