Mother of Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooter launches GoFundMe for him: ‘Help him during this tragic time’

The mother of one of the suspects who allegedly first opened fire during Kansas City Super Bowl parade has launched a GoFundMe for him, saying he needs help getting through this “tragic time.”

Teneal Burnside created the fundraiser for her son Lyndell Mays, 23, and included a picture of him in a hospital bed getting treating for gunshot wounds he suffered during the shootout.

“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 fundraiser said. According to The Daily Beast, the fundraiser has since been deleted.

“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 said.

The fundraiser reportedly raised only $100 before it was taken down. Mays was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

The New York Post reports:

[Mays] and the other accused shooter, Dominic Miller, 18, allegedly got into an argument before the shooting unfolded among thousands of revelers.

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.

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.

When Mays pulled his gun, he started to chase an unknown individual who appeared unarmed and shot at him, resulting in others drawing their guns, according to the legal papers.

“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,’” according to court documents.

“Mays stated the other individuals started shooting only after [he] shot first.”

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