Guns aren’t allowed in stadiums or on the grounds, but that didn’t stop one fan from being injured by a bullet.
A 34-year-old St Louis Cardinals fan was apparently struck by a stray bullet at Busch Stadium Tuesday night.
The woman, who was not fatally injured, was said to have been sitting in her seat near the dugout when she was struck.
In the police report, the unidentified woman says she felt pain in her arm and looked down to find a small abrasion just about her elbow when she took off her jacket.
The woman then went to the first aid station for treatment where an off-duty police officer was contacted.
Investigators surveyed the area where the woman was injured and found a bullet slug “ in the immediate area around the victim’s seat.”
It is still unknown where the bullet exactly came from, however the Cardinals issued a statement Wednesday saying the bullet came from somewhere outside of the stadium.
“We are aware of an incident last night in which a fan reported being struck by a stray bullet that presumably originated from outside of the stadium. The fan was treated for an abrasion and a bruise on her arm at first aid and released. She was interviewed by police who are investigating the matter. There is nothing more important than the safety of our fans, and the Cardinals are grateful that no one was seriously injured. We will be sharing more information with the media as further details emerge.”
“This further amplifies our yearly message of encouraging ‘Fun Without Guns,'” the St. Louis Police department said in a statement. “We know ‘what goes up must come down,’ and in this case, an innocent victim was struck. The department constantly stresses the importance of safety and responsible gun ownership.”
The Cardinals went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1.