Fans hurt by gunfire at Jays-A’s game

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OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland police are investigating after fans were injured at Monday night’s game between the Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays by “celebratory gunfire.”

In a statement, the A’s said officers were notified of a possible shooting in RingCentral Coliseum following a post-game Fourth of July fireworks display.

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The A’s said an initial investigation found three fans were struck by bullet fragments “from what appeared to be celebratory gunfire occurring throughout the city.”

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A fourth person later walked into a local hospital on their own. All four have non-life-threatening injuries, the team said.

The A’s are offering a US$20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Oakland defeated Toronto 5-1 Monday before a season-high crowd of 24,403 to kick off a three-game series between the teams.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press





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