QUESTIONS remain unanswered a month after two women were injured by gunshots that rang out in the middle of an MLB game.
The 26-year-old and 42-year-old were injured when the Chicago White Sox hosted the Oakland A’s at Guaranteed Rate Field on the night of August 25th.
But four weeks later, authorities are no closer to solving the incident, sources said The Chicago Tribune.
Investigators have been pondering whether the 42-year-old, who suffered more serious injuries, somehow smuggled a weapon into the left-field stands where shots were fired.
She did not cooperate with the Chicago Police Department’s investigation.
The elderly woman was hit in the inner thigh and calf, which often happens when a firearm accidentally explodes in a person’s pocket.
The younger woman, a Chicago public school teacher, suffered a graze wound to her abdomen.
It’s not clear whether police recovered a weapon after the shooting.
John Malm, a lawyer for the 42-year-old, denied that she was in any way responsible.
“We have reviewed photographic evidence and x-rays of our client’s firearm injuries and medical experts have confirmed that the gunshot wound our client sustained was not self-inflicted and was not the result of an accidental discharge of a firearm,” he said in a statement statement days after the shooting, The Tribune reported.
“We will continue to investigate this matter to seek justice on behalf of our client, who suffered serious injuries as a result of this shooting.”
Police and the White Sox appeared to come to different conclusions in the days after the shooting.
The team’s chairman, Jerry Reinsdorf, said it was unlikely a weapon was brought into play.
“I don’t see any way in the world that the shots could have come from inside the ballpark,” he said, according to The Tribune.
But outgoing interim police commissionerWaller disagreed.
“(A gunshot) from outside is something we have almost completely suppressed,” he said.
The investigation is currently ongoing.
There are also questions about why the game was allowed to continue after the shooting.
Police requested that the rest of the game be postponed, only the area where the shots were fired was evacuated that night.
However, the postgame concert with rapper Vanilla Ice was canceled.