Chicago police are investigating a "shooting incident" that took place during Friday night's Chicago White Sox game and left two women wounded. Neither victim appears to facing life-threatening injuries, according to the police department's statement. Initial reports did not confirm whether the shooter was inside or outside the stadium.
The more seriously wounded of the two, a 42-year-old woman, was shot in her leg, according to the statement, and was listed in fair condition at University of Chicago Medical Center. After the game, one witness speaking with TV reporters outside Guaranteed Rate Field said he was in the left centerfield stands a couple of rows behind the victims. He said he saw blood coming from below her knee. The second victim, 26, sustained a graze wound to her abdomen and refused medical treatment, police said.
According to one fan who spoke with the Chicago Tribune, the shooting took place by the third inning. Fans were not asked to leave the stadium, although fans seated in the immediate area were asked to vacate. The game was not suspended, and police said, "At no time was it believed there was an active threat."
The Chicago Tribune has since reported that Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott wanted the White Sox to stop the contest. It remains unclear if the shooting took place inside or outside of the stadium.
The game, a 12-4 loss for the White Sox to the visiting Oakland A's, was to precede a postgame concert featuring 90's rap stars Vanilla Ice, Rob Base and Tone Loc. However, the concert was canceled with the team citing "technical issues."
Chicago remains scheduled to host Oakland again on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. Major League Baseball has reportedly been in touch with both the White Sox and Chicago police.