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Shooting in Parking Lot Following Raider Game

Oct 23, 2007 – 5:08 PM
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Larry Brown

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I know, I know, your first thought is that it was a Raider fan against a Chiefs fan. Not so, according to police in Oakland. They're saying the shooting which occurred in the parking lot after the Raiders loss to the Chiefs was just an argument that "escalated into a physical confrontation." Have no fear, as the Raiders don't plan to do anything differently in light of the shooting:
Raiders officials said they do not see any reason to review safety procedures inside the Coliseum.

"Our commitment has never been stronger to provide our fans with a ... family-friendly environment so they may enjoy their Sundays with us," Raiders attorney Jeff Birren said. "There's no indication that the suspect even attended the game, and, according to the Alameda County sheriff's office, the argument was unrelated to the football game."

They're right in that the fight took place outside the game, but it still took place in the environment of the Raiders game. Arrowhead Addict is not surprised based on the reputation of Raider fans, while John Ryan in the San Jose Mercury News jokes that the shooting could result in a blackout and allow those in Oakland to watch the Colts/Patriots game in a few weeks. Shootings can happen anywhere, but knowing this news would keep me on my toes if I ever went to a Raiders game in Oakland.
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