A shocking incident occurred at a Chicago White Sox game last weekend when two women were injured due to an accidental discharge of a firearm. The incident took place during the fourth inning of the game against the Oakland A’s at Guaranteed Rate Field, with one woman suffering a graze wound to the stomach, and the other being shot in the leg.
The firearm was reportedly brought into the stadium by the woman who sustained the graze wound. According to ESPN Chicago host Peggy Kusinski, she managed to sneak the weapon past security and metal detectors by concealing it within her belly fat. The weapon accidentally discharged within the stadium, leading to the injuries.
Police confirmed that two women, aged 42 and 26, had been shot during the game. Live rounds were recovered from the scene, and the woman who was shot in the leg was reported to be in fair condition. Despite the incident, the game continued uninterrupted, with the White Sox losing 12-4 to the Oakland A’s.
However, the incident did result in the cancellation of a post-game concert featuring Vanilla Ice and Tone Loc, which was attributed to “technical reasons.” This left fans confused and disappointed, with many unaware of the shooting incident.
Tom Miller, a fan who was present at the game, recalled that he was sitting just two rows behind where the shooting occurred. He stated that security ushered him and others away from the area for around 45 minutes.
Mayor Brandon Johnson acknowledged the incident but refrained from commenting on whether the decision to continue the game was correct. He praised the Chicago Police Department for its ongoing investigation into the incident.