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Two People Are Shot at Chicago White Sox Baseball Game


Two people were shot at Guaranteed Rate Field Stadium in Chicago during a Major League Baseball game on Friday night, officials said.

The shooting occurred inside the stadium during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics, according to Tom Ahern, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.

A 42-year-old woman sustained one gunshot wound to the leg, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and was in fair condition, the police said in a statement. A 26-year-old woman sustained a graze wound to the abdomen and refused medical attention, according to the police.

The police added that it was never believed that there was an active threat. It was not clear from the statement why the police made that assessment, nor was there any information about a suspect or suspects. The statement said the investigation was continuing.

Local news outlets reported that the shooting did not interrupt the game. A concert headlined by Vanilla Ice scheduled for after the game was canceled, according to local news reports. The scoreboard above center field said the cancellation was “due to technical issues.”

A fan at the game named Tom Miller told ABC 7 Chicago that he was sitting two rows behind where the shooting occurred and saw a woman bleeding from the leg, but did not see or hear what happened. Security then ushered at least two people out of their seats, he said.


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