Two people who attended the Raiders-49ers game at Candlestick Park on Saturday night were shot, according to Sgt. Frank Harrell of the San Francisco Police Dept. Another fan who attended the game is being detained for questioning.
Word of the shootings spread in the press box soon after the game ended. Soon after I wrapped up the live chat and posted a blog entry, I found Sgt. Harrell near the entrance to Candlestick Park, just off Highway 101.
Sgt. Harrell said the first victim was found in the V section of the parking lot with “superficial facial wounds.” The other victim drove his pickup truck to just outside the main gate, hopped out, stumbled across the road and was treated for “two to four shots to the stomach.”
The second victim is in critical condition, according to Sgt. Harrell. That victim was wearing a white T-shirt that said: “F… you, Niners.” The suspect also was in Raiders attire, Sgt. Harrell said, and he was removed from a party bus.
Both shootings are being treated as separate incidents, though they might be related, Sgt. Harrell said.
The 49ers released the following statement:
“The San Francisco Police Department is investigating a shooting incident following Saturday’s NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders outside Candlestick Park. No other information regarding the incident is available from the 49ers at this time.”
The Raiders have not released a statement.
For the most part, fans were well behaved inside the stadium. One prolonged fight broke out late in the game, with numerous punches exchanged between a handful of fans. A slew of police rushed to the scene and restored calm. The 49ers won the game 17-3.