Paking Lot Brawl Outside Dodger Stadium Leaves Fan Critically Injured
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is closely reviewing a surveillance video of a brawl that occurred outside Dodger Stadium on Friday night.
The fight that took place in the stadium parking lot after the National League Division Series opener between Los Angeles and the New York Mets left one person critically injured.
According LA Times, few details of the victim – including age and gender – were made available on Monday. Officer Matthew Ludwig has reportedly said that the person remained hospitalized in “critical but a stable condition.”
Ludwig revealed that the fight broke out at about 10.30 p.m. after a verbal argument between fans escalated into a physical fight. According to Ludwig, it was not established if the fans were from rival teams.
Several reports claim that detectives with LAPD’s robbery-homicide division are working on the case. Typically, such detectives are assigned to more high-profile cases. They are in the process of interviewing witnesses in hopes of tracking down the culprits.
LAPD has requested anyone with information about the punch-up to contact (213) 486-6890.
The security at Dodgers Stadium has been beefed up in recent years, especially after the infamous 2011 incident when a Giants fan suffered brain damage and disability after being attacked by two fans. In fact, the incident led to a $14 million jury verdict against the LA-based club.
On Monday, a Dodgers spokesman refused to comment on the latest skirmish.