During A Game, Two Women Were Hurt In A “Shooting Incident” At The White Sox Ballpark

During A Game, Two Women Were Hurt In A "Shooting Incident" At The White Sox Ballpark

According to police, a shooting occurred at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday night during a White Sox-Oakland Athletics game in Chicago, injuring two persons.

During A Game, Two Women Were Hurt In A "Shooting Incident" At The White Sox Ballpark

The inquiry is still ongoing, according to Tom Ahern, the deputy director of news affairs and media for the Chicago Police Department. After the game, a press conference had been planned, however, it was postponed.

Ahern claimed in a statement that a 26-year-old lady’s abdomen was grazed by a bullet, and a 42-year-old woman was hit in the leg. The second woman declined medical assistance, while the 42-year-old was taken in fair condition to the University of Chicago Medical Centre.

“Upon receiving notification of this incident, CPD responded immediately and deployed additional resources while coordinating with White Sox security to maintain the safety of those who were in attendance or working at the game,” Ahern said. “At no time was it believed there was an active threat.”

Videos that were uploaded on X, formerly known as Twitter, showed some terrified spectators fleeing the stadium. Others anticipated a Vanilla Ice concert at the conclusion of the game, but it was postponed due to “technical issues,” per a message on the scoreboard.

“Due to technical issues, tonight’s postgame concert has been cancelled,” the message read in part. “We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.”

It was not immediately obvious how a weapon managed to enter the stadium. There are strict restrictions on bringing weapons inside the ballpark.

“Weapons of any type, including pepper spray. It is illegal for anyone to enter or attempt to enter the ballpark with a firearm, regardless of permit,” according to the park’s rules.

A spectator claimed to have passed through a metal detector to enter the stadium on FOX 32 Chicago.

The box score on MLB.com shows that 21,906 spectators were present.

The White Sox did not immediately react to a request for comment from Fox News Digital, but they did make the following announcement on X:

“Two fans attending Friday’s game suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by bullets,” the team wrote. “It is unclear to investigators whether the shots were fired from outside or inside the ballpark. The incident continues to be investigated by Area One detectives from the Chicago Police Department. While the police continue to investigate, White Sox security confirms that this incident did not involve an altercation of any kind.

“The White Sox are thinking of the victims at this time and wishing them a speedy recovery.”

The incident had no effect on how the game was being played.

The Athletics, who are already out of the running for the playoffs, trounced the White Sox 12-4. Dylan Cease, a pitcher, got hit for nine runs.

Oakland has won four of their previous five games. In its last 13 games, Chicago has lost 10 times.

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