- - Sunday, August 21, 2011

CALIFORNIA

2 shot in parking lot after football game

SAN FRANCISCO — A man wearing a shirt slamming the San Francisco 49ers was seriously wounded as gunfire erupted in the parking lot after the team’s NFL preseason game Saturday night, while another man sustained lesser injuries in an earlier shooting, police said.

The violence occurred after the 49ers’ 17-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

A 24-year-old man was treated at San Francisco General Hospital for life-threatening injuries, and a 20-year-old man was hospitalized with less-serious wounds, Sgt. Andraychack told the Associated Press. Their names were not released.

The violence comes months after a San Francisco Giants fan was severely beaten by two men in Los Angeles Dodgers gear outside Dodger Stadium after the teams’ season opener March 31. Two suspects have been charged in the case.

Police Sgt. Frank Harrell said that in Saturday’s attack the 24-year-old man, who was wearing a T-shirt referring to the 49ers with an obscenity, was shot two to four times in the stomach, according to reports in the Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. He drove his truck to a gate and stumbled to security, Sgt. Harrell said.

The other man was shot before that in the parking lot and had superficial face injuries, Sgt. Harrell said.

“We are treating it as separate shootings, but we believe they are related,” Sgt. Harrell told reporters outside the stadium.

The suspect and the two victims had all attended the game, Mr. Harrell told the newspapers.

The 49ers issued a statement acknowledging the shootings and the investigation, but offering no further details.

KANSAS

Air show resumes day after fatal crash

KANSAS CITY — The annual Kansas City Aviation Expo has resumed a day after a stunt pilot plunged to his death in front of thousands of spectators.

Bryan Jensen was performing maneuvers in his small plane at 1:45 p.m. Saturday when he didn’t pull out of a dive in time and crashed.

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