Family of suspect who kicked off KC shooting turned to GoFundMe to help him through ‘tragic time’

The family of one of the Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooters unbelievably set up a GoFundMe to help him through his trauma after he started the deadly shooting.

Teneal Burnside, the mother of Lyndell Mays, 23, set up the fundraiser and used a photo of him in the hospital full of tubes after being shot nine times. He has confessed to starting the shootout but his mother claimed on the now-deleted fundraiser that he needed help to get through this “tragic time.” One mother was killed and at least 22 others were injured by gunfire in the shooting.

“He is in the ICU fighting for a recovery from several surgeries from going to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration with his older sister,” the GoFundMe stated before it was taken down.

“Getting shot multiple times at a time that was [meant] to bring so much joy to so many has [brought] pain and sadness to all that was attending,” it added.

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Before the fundraiser was removed, it had raised $100 to help with Mays’ medical bills. He was charged on Tuesday with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

The other accused shooter, Dominic Miller, 18, allegedly got into an argument with Mays before the shooting took place in the midst of thousands of fans.

“A female friend of Mays told police the opposing group of several individuals wanted to know why Mays was looking at them, court papers said,” the New York Post reported.

“Mays started jawing with the group, according to a probable cause statement obtained by The Post. He was seen on surveillance footage approaching the group in an ‘aggressive’ manner and later pointing his finger at them, the court docs said,” the media outlet added.

Mays reportedly pulled a gun and started running after an unidentified individual who did not appear to be armed. He shot at the person and at that point, others pulled their guns according to court documents. The weapon was allegedly stolen as well.

“The suspect would later allegedly admit to police that he pulled his gun first and began shooting first — even though he was in a crowded area that had throngs of kids,” the New York Post wrote.

“Mays confirmed that he drew his gun first … and started shooting, all because they said, ‘I’m going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m going to kill you,’” court documents obtained by the New York Post elaborated. “Mays stated the other individuals started shooting only after [he] shot first.”

When Mays was asked by investigators why he “advanced with them to begin with,” the suspect told them, “Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid.”

“After Mays flashed his weapon, several others ‘almost immediately’ brandished their weapons, including Miller, whose gun fired the bullet that killed 43-year-old mom of two Lisa Lopez-Galvan, prosecutors said,” the New York Post continued.

Mays’ sister claims that he is “innocent” and was “protecting her,” according to the Daily Mail.

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“Mays remains in a stable condition in hospital and is being held under armed guard,” the news outlet noted.

Mays and Miller are both being held on a $1 million bond.

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