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|Saturday, June 10|
|Police don't know where shots came from|
|KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A fan was shot and wounded in the stands
at Kauffman Stadium during a Kansas City Royals-Pittsburgh Pirates
game, officials said.
Moments later, a second shot struck another fan's chair in the
Police said they don't know whether the shots came from inside
or outside the stadium.
The fan, Virginia Olsthoorn, 64, of Haysville, Kan., was sitting
in the lower level along the right-field line about 10 p.m. Friday
when she was hit by a bullet that passed through part of her
abdomen and hit her left elbow, said Royals spokesman Jim Lachimia.
The woman was able to walk to the stadium's first-aid station
and was taken to Truman Medical Center. The woman was hospitalized
overnight and released early Saturday, a hospital spokesman said.
Kansas City police spokesman Sgt. Floyd Mitchell said witnesses
reported hearing a "pop" and then the woman was hit by the
Mitchell said a second shot was reported just after 10 p.m. A
woman leaning forward in her upper deck seat also heard a loud pop.
When she looked back, she saw a hole in her seat and a bullet on
the ground behind her. She was uninjured.
Police initially believed the first shot came from a hillside
outside the stadium, behind right and center field. But both shots
are now under investigation to determine if they were fired from
inside or outside the stadium, Mitchell said.
No arrests had been made Saturday.