Three people remained hospitalized Monday -- two in serious, and potentially life-threatening condition -- stemming from shootings and assaults during a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park.
Two of the people were shot after the game and one beaten during the game. • A 26-year-old San Rafael man remained hospitalized in serious to life-threatening condition after being assaulted and knocked unconscious in a men's restroom.
• A 20-year-old man was treated for wounds in a separate shooting. Police say this man is likely not going to die.
The attacks come about five months after San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was severely beaten by two men in Los Angeles Dodgers gear outside Dodger Stadium after the archrivals season opener March 31. Violence at 49ers home games has become an issue in recent years, according to one fan.
Following an NFL preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, two fans were shot and wounded in separate acts of fan violence. Another fan was knocked unconscious during the game in a stadium bathroom.
You can’t help but think of Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan that was brutally beaten following a game at Dodgers Stadium earlier this year. What was the reaction of the Raiders organization to the shootings at Candlestick Park on Saturday?:
I will tell you, and I could be more passionate about this … the overwhelming majority of the Raiders fans, and fans of the 49ers, and fans of all NFL teams, are terrific, terrific people. … Everybody entering our parking lot receives tailgating rules. … We are very, very proactive in working with our fans in the parking lot and the game.”
How do you police people that might come to the parking lot or the game without a ticket, perhaps looking for trouble?:
Should the Raiders and 49ers continue to play exhibitions?:
A man wearing a shirt slamming the San Francisco 49ers was seriously wounded as gunfire erupted in the parking lot after the team’s NFL preseason game, while another man sustained lesser injuries in an earlier shooting, police said.
The violence occurred after the 49ers’ 17-3 victory Saturday night over the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
A 24-year-old man was treated at San Francisco General Hospital for life-threatening injuries, and a 20-year-old man was hospitalized with less serious wounds, Andraychack told The Associated Press. The violence comes months after a San Francisco Giants fan was severely beaten by two men in Los Angeles Dodgers gear outside Dodger Stadium after the teams’ season opener March 31. Harrell said police took a man in a Raiders jersey off a party bus before it left the stadium and were calling him a suspect.
The suspect and the two victims had all attended the game, Harrell told the newspapers.
In violence during the game, the Oakland Tribune reported that a 26-year-old San Rafael man was assaulted and knocked unconscious in a men’s restroom. Police said he was hospitalized and a suspect was arrested. Bryan Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic, suffered severe brain injuries and remains hospitalized.
The attack drew widespread attention and focusing the spotlight on security at Dodger Stadium, and the intense rivalry among Dodgers and Giants fans.