On Tuesday night at the St. Louis Cardinals game in Busch Stadium, an freak accident occurred that shocked onlookers. A woman was hit by a stray bullet while sitting in her seat while watching the game.
Luckily, the police reported that she was not seriously hurt, but the situation was still an extremely dangerous one.
Police theorize that the bullet came from about a mile away, at the site of an intersection, where they received phone calls reporting shots were fired.
The woman felt a sharp pain in her arm while calmly sitting in her seat and enjoying the game. The pain was bad enough that she removed her jacket, and examined her elbow.
That is when she noticed that she was bleeding and made her way to the first aid station. The workers at the first aid station contacted an off-duty police officer who was working his second job as a security officer, who looked into the situation.
That officer found the bullet close to the victims seat and noted it must have come from outside the stadium.
The Cardinals released a statement on Wednesday morning about the incident: “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.”
It’s a bizarre turn of events, for sure. At baseball games, fans are always warned to pay attention because stray bats and balls could make their way into the stands. Stray bullets, though? That’s a new one. And a scary one.