Oakland, California (AP) – Four baseball fans were injured by bullet shrapnel from outside the Colosseum while attending a fireworks display on July 4, Oakland police and the team said Tuesday.
Police and officers said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Because of 5-1 . win Over the Toronto Blue Jays It only lasted 2 hours and 27 minutes, and it wasn’t dark enough to start the fireworks display. Fans of a crowd of 24,403 were allowed into the stadium after 9pm local time.
“The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating firearm-related injuries that occurred on July 4, 2022, after 9:30 p.m., at Building 7000 by Colosseum Road,” Police and A’s said in a joint statement.
Police were initially notified of a possible victim being shot inside the stadium and officers located three fans who were hit by shrapnel, “what appears to be a festive shooting that occurred across the city of Auckland,” the statement said. Another victim was hospitalized.
I think if it wasn’t the Fourth of July, it would have been more worrying. Anytime during the Fourth of July I can remember this growth, it’s never safe, but people tend to do things that aren’t out of the ordinary,” A director Mark Kotsai said before the series resumed Tuesday night. “This is the firing of guns in terms of celebration. It’s really unfortunate that it happened here in the Colosseum and there were people injured. I know we got in touch with those people.”
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The investigation is still ongoing and Auckland Police and Auckland crime arresters have offered a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest or arrest.
Police reiterated their joint efforts with team security and first team security to keep everyone attending matches on the field safe.
“From a safety standpoint, I think the Colosseum is a safe environment,” Kotsai said. “It’s a pity that on holiday with fireworks showing people are injured.”