CHICAGO — Two women were shot while sitting in outfield seats at Guaranteed Rate Field during Friday’s night’s White Sox game, police said.
The game continued following the 7:30 p.m. shooting in left field’s Section 161 that wounded a 42-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman, police said.
The older woman was hit in the leg and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was listed in fair condition. The younger woman suffered a graze wound to her abdomen and declined medical attention, police said.
“It is unclear to investigators if the shots were fired from inside or from outside the ballpark,” the White Sox said in a statement. “While police continue to investigate, White Sox security confirms that this incident did not involve an altercation of any kind.”
The game continued, with the Sox losing to the Oakland A’s 12-4, with Chicago Police saying there “was no active threat.”
The Chicago Tribune, citing a police report, said Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott asked the Sox to stop the game for public safety reasons at 8:12 p.m. The game continued, however, until it ended around 9 p.m.
The Tribune said one woman was shot twice — in her right upper thigh and calf, and a bullet lodged in her shin. The second woman found a bullet lodged in her sweatshirt, which was tied around her waist, the Tribune reported, citing the police report.
A postgame concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Rob Base and Tone Loc was canceled because of “technical issues,” the team told fans on the centerfield video board.
Video released by the White Sox shows a post-shooting commotion near the aisle of Section 161, about halfway up the left field bleachers. Several people can be seen flagging down security.
Police detectives are still investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 312-747-8380 or submit an anonymous tip through CPDTIP.com.
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