Fan Critically Injured After Fight In Dodger Stadium Parking Lot
A fight broke out between fans at Dodger Stadium, sending one person to the hospital in critical condition.
Following Friday night's National League play-off game at Dodger Stadium—where the New York Mets beat the Dodgers 3-1—an argument between fans escalated into a fight, reports ABC 7. The fight took place in one of the stadium's parking lots around 10:30 p.m.
LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig told the L.A. Times that it was not clear if the fans were from rival teams. Witnesses, however, told ABC 7 that one suspect punched a Mets fan who then fell to the ground and hit his head.
"I walked closer and there was a gentleman on the floor and was bleeding profusely from the head. We got free rally towels that night, so they were holding the rally towels to his head," Maria Cerecer—who along with others rushed to help the man—tells ABC 7. The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and was still in the hospital on Monday, according to the Times. A witness described the suspect to ABC 7 as a tall man with blond hair. Around the time of the incident, one witness tweeted that a Mets fan was threatening to shoot a Dodgers fan:
LAPD detectives have released little information about any suspects or the victim. They are currently reviewing surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses.
Anyone with information about the incident are urged to call LAPD at (213) 486-6890.
Friday night's fight is drawing comparisons to the brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow by two Dodgers fans in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium in 2011.
Update, 5:35 p.m.: Police are now looking to identify a mother and son as suspects in the attack, according to NBC LA. Witnesses told the L.A. Times that they saw a man punch the victim, and that a woman then kicked the victim after they fell to the ground. The pair then reportedly ran off.