2 shot at Chicago White Sox Baseball game

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26 Aug 2023, 5:00 pm

2 women shot during White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field, police say

Two women were wounded in a shooting at Guaranteed Rate Field during the Friday night game between the White Sox and the Oakland Athletics, according to Chicago police.

A 42-year-old woman was shot in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago hospital in fair condition, police said. A 26-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the abdomen, refusing medical treatment according to police.

New video released by the White Sox shows some fans in the bleachers appearing to look down at something, while others are unaware of what's going on. Fans can also be seen standing in their seats, waving towards White Sox staff, the video then ends. The Sox said the activity was in section 161, near left field.

“It happened just two rows in front me, and there was no one in front of us. All of a sudden this lady just starts bleeding from the leg," Miller said. "There were at least two of 'em in a row that got hit, may be a third, but I know two for sure. And all of a sudden security was there and they kicked us out."

He said security then came and ushered them away from their seats and up to section six. He said they stayed there for 45 minutes.

The White Sox released a statement overnight writing in part "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."

White Sox security guards were seen speaking to people shortly after the incident. Some attendees told ABC7 they believe the shooting may have started with an argument between two men, though police have not confirmed any of those details.

The investigation into the shooting continues as officials say, at no time, was there believed to be an active shooter at the ballpark. Police have not said if they recovered a weapon.

Mayor Brandon Johnson addressed the shooting while at two separate events this morning saying Chicago police will be in full force at tonight's game which the White Sox say will go on as scheduled.

The game was not interrupted but after the game, a message came up on the ballpark screen saying the post-show Vanilla Ice and Tone Loc concert was canceled "due to technical difficulties."

Vanilla Ice shared an apology to his fans on his Tik Tok page. "We were scheduled to perform at the White Sox game and at the end of the game there was a shooter, he said. "Nobody died but you know some nut job kind of ruined the night for everybody." Vanilla Ice went on to apologize to Chicago, Illinois and the entire baseball organization saying "they didn't deserve this."

Fans who had waited through the Sox brutal 12-4 loss to the Oakland A's were left angry and confused by the sudden cancelation and lack of information.

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29 Aug 2023, 7:35 am

Never know, could have been stray bullets falling from the sky that were fired up from somewhere outside the building.. what goes up, must come down.. and with so many bullets going off every which way across the USA it's a bit odd things like this don't happen more often, really.

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