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5 People Inside Oakland Coliseum Hit by Apparent July Fourth Celebratory Gunfire

The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries, the Oakland A's and police said

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Five people inside the Oakland Coliseum were hit by bullet fragments from apparent celebratory gunfire taking place outside the stadium on the Fourth of July, the A's and police said Tuesday.

The five victims sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the team and police.

Officers were informed of a possible shooting victim inside the stadium following the team's postgame fireworks show, police and the team said.

During their investigation, officers found three fans that had been struck by bullet fragments from supposed celebratory gunfire happening across the city, according to the team and police. A fourth victim later showed up at a local hospital. A fifth victim contacted police on Tuesday.

Five people inside the Oakland Coliseum were hit by bullet fragments from apparent celebratory gunfire taking place outside the stadium on the Fourth of July, the A's and police said Tuesday. Velena Jones reports.
Five people inside the Oakland Coliseum were hit by bullet fragments from apparent celebratory gunfire taking place outside the stadium on the Fourth of July, the A's and police said Tuesday. Velena Jones reports.

"This particular shooting really brings to light that when bullets go up, they also come down," Oakland police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said.

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest.

An investigation is ongoing.

"OPD will continue working closely with the Oakland A’s Security to ensure the safety of all those attending future A’s games at the Coliseum," the team and police said in a statement.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 510-238-3426.

Meanwhile, the incident has left some A's fans frustrated and upset.

"I get really angry knowing that we can't go places anymore - that they are not safe places," said Frank Miller, an A's fan. "But it seems my anger is more at kids don't understand consequences. People don't understand consequences."

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