OAKLAND — According to the Bay City News, an Alameda County employee was injured by a bullet fired from a mile away following the Oakland A’s game on July 4.
Oakland police responded to the Coliseum at about 9:30 p.m. to investigate injuries there, police said. Officers located three people who said they were injured by bullets. A fourth person turned up at a hospital on the Fourth of July and a fifth person told police on July 5. Police on July 7 said a sixth person told them of injuries suffered after the game.
The county employee, 26, required surgery after a whole bullet lodged in her hand.
A rifle was fired that night, Police said initially thought fans were struck by only bullet fragments. But earlier this week, police said officers using metal detectors on July 5 located fragments, deformed rounds and intact rounds.
Police said that some of the victims were struck by whole bullets. Patrons for the most part were unaware of the gunfire.
Police are offering an award of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest or arrests in the case. Anyone with information can call the department’s felony assault unit at (510) 238-3426.
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