Two Men Shot, One Beaten at Candlestick Park NFL Pre-Season Game Between San Francisco 49ers & Oakland Raiders
What is going on at California sporting events this year … more fans assaulted while attending events?
Two men were shot outside of Caddlestick Park in San Fransisco during an NFL preseason game between the SF 49ers and Oakland Raiders. Also, another man was beaten unconscious inside a stadium restroom with life threatening injuries. The police are treating its as separate shootings but they believe the incidents are related. Police said they took a man off man in a Raiders jersey off a party bus before it left the stadium and are calling him a suspect. The suspect in the beating is said to be a male Samoan/Pacific Islander, 25 to 30 years old, 6-feet-3 to 6-feet-5, and 225 to 260 pounds. The beating suspect also had a goatee and long curly hair tied in a pony tail and was last seen wearing a T-shirt and bluejeans.
San Francisco police said one victim, a 24-year-old man wearing a T-shirt referring to the 49ers with an obscenity, suffered life-threatening injuries and a 20-year-old man was hospitalized with less serious wounds.
SFPD Sgt. Frank Harrell said that the 24-year-old was shot two to four times in the stomach. He drove his truck to a gate and stumbled to security, Harrell said.
The other man was shot before that in the parking lot and had superficial face injuries, Harrell said.
According to police there were several fights in the stands (VIDEO) during the game. What the hell is going on in the stands these days before, during and after sporting events? People attending games and assaulting others, shooting them and beating them unconscious. Makes one really want to attend or bring their family doesn’t it? Police continue to look for suspects. Oh by the way, if it matters, the 49ers beat the Raiders 17-3.
It was earlier this year at Opening Day of MLB at Dodger Stadium when SF Giant fan Bryan Stow was beaten within an inch of his life and currently remains in the hospital with what is most likely permanent brain damage.
If anyone has any information and might have witnessed either crime, please call the San Francisco police tip line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and include “SFPD” in the beginning of the text.