We suggested some months ago that Los Angeles might have the most violent fans in America. But now—with two shootings in the Candlestick Park parking lot after last night's Raiders-49ers preseason game—it seems like all of California might have the worst fans.
Here's the Associated Press:
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, Police Sgt. Michael Andraychack told The Associated Press. Their names were not released.
Police Sgt. Frank Harrell said that in Saturday's attack the 24-year-old man, who was wearing a T-shirt referring to the 49ers with an obscenity, was shot two to four times in the stomach, according to reports in the Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. He drove his truck to a gate and stumbled to security, Harrell said.
The other man was shot before that in the parking lot and had superficial face injuries, Harrell said.
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. There was no immediate indication that it was connected to the postgame shootings.
(Things, as you can see, are so bad that the AP needs a separate "violence during the game" section.)
But, people of California, get your shit together. This is not OK. Let Alex Smith and Jason Campbell settle it on the field. And, teams of California, get your parking lot security together. Non-sociopaths sometimes attend these games—even Raiders-49ers preseason affairs.
Violence breaks out as 2 fans shot after Raiders-49ers game [AP, via USA Today]