Fan Shot at Royals-Pirates Game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A fan was shot and wounded in the stands at Kauffman Stadium during a Kansas City Royals-Pittsburgh Pirates game, officials said.
Moments later, a second shot struck another fan’s chair in the upper deck.
Police said they don’t know whether the shots came from inside or outside the stadium.
The fan, Virginia Olsthoorn, 64, of Haysville, Kan., was sitting in the lower level along the right-field line about 10 p.m. Friday when she was hit by a bullet that passed through part of her abdomen and hit her left elbow, said Royals spokesman Jim Lachimia.
The woman was able to walk to the stadium’s first-aid station and was taken to Truman Medical Center. The woman was hospitalized overnight and released early Saturday, a hospital spokesman said.
Kansas City police spokesman Sgt. Floyd Mitchell said witnesses reported hearing a ``pop″ and then the woman was hit by the bullet.
Mitchell said a second shot was reported just after 10 p.m. A woman leaning forward in her upper deck seat also heard a loud pop. When she looked back, she saw a hole in her seat and a bullet on the ground behind her. She was uninjured.
Police initially believed the first shot came from a hillside outside the stadium, behind right and center field. But both shots are now under investigation to determine if they were fired from inside or outside the stadium, Mitchell said.
No arrests had been made Saturday.