Fan sneaks gun into Chicago White Sox game, shooting occurs and report reveals how gun entered the stadium: Just the facts ma’am, just the facts???/No, just the Fat ma’am, Just the Fat!!!

Report reveals shocking way fan snuck gun past security at White Sox game
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ESPN Chicago’s Peggy Kusinski reported bizarre, shocking details Tuesday afternoon on the recent shooting that took place at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The incident occurred during the fourth inning of Friday’s game between the host White Sox and visiting Oakland Athletics.

The White Sox released a statement following Friday’s contest, saying that two fans suffered “non-life threatening injuries” and that an investigation was underway.

A Monday report from the Associated Press and ESPN noted that the shooting (which injured two women) likely involved a gun that went off inside the stadium, according to Chicago interim police superintendent Fred Waller. Further reports noted that both people who were injured were women, aged 42 and 26.

The older of the two reportedly sustained a gunshot wound to the leg while the younger woman had a graze wound to her abdomen.

“We’re dispelling a lot of things,” Waller said on Monday, per the report. “(A shot) coming from outside is something we’ve almost completely dispelled. We’re still looking at every avenue. It’s still under investigation. Something from inside, it could’ve happened that way. We’re looking at every avenue, exploring every lead and everything that we can get.”
The Associated Press and ESPN report also indicated that Waller said the police department “initially requested that the game be halted after the shooting was discovered.”

Although the contest continued, a scheduled postgame concert featuring Vanilla Ice was canceled due to the incident.

It’s been an eventful, very unsuccessful summer of baseball on the South Side, with Friday’s shooting being the latest and scariest news item.

The organization overhauled its front office last week, as chairman Jerry Reinsdorf fired vice president Kenny Williams and general manager Rick Hahn, the former of whom had served as the team’s general manager from 2000-2012 before holding the VP role for the last 11 years. Hahn had worked with the organization since 2002 and had been the GM since Williams was promoted to VP.

The White Sox also brought back Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as a consultant, just 10 months after he’d announced his retirement from baseball in early October 2022.

On the field, Chicago (52-80) has been significantly underwhelming, as they enter Tuesday with the fourth-worst record in MLB.

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