At the Padres’ Petco Park, a mother and her toddler die.
According to the city’s police department, a mother and her 2-year-old kid died after falling to their deaths at Petco Park during the San Diego Padres’ home game versus the Atlanta Braves.
Police said they were contacted shortly before 4 p.m. PT Saturday that two persons had fallen from the third-level concourse level, which is equivalent to six storeys high, to the sidewalk. The body of the woman, 40, and her son were discovered by two cops.
At 4:11 p.m., the mom and boy were pronounced dead on the scene. They lived in San Diego but were not identified.
According to police Lt. Adam T. Sharki, they were at a dining/concession area on the concourse level. At the ballgame, the child’s father was present. The father of the child was also present at the game.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a man’s wife saw his toddler fall from a picnic table area, and the lady also fell while attempting to catch him.
The team issued a written statement Sunday morning, saying, “We are terribly grieved by the loss of life at Petco Park last evening.” “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims’ families. We will continue to refrain from commenting on the specifics of the incident because the San Diego Police Department is conducting an investigation.”
The San Diego Police Homicide Unit was called to the scene because the deaths “looked to be suspicious” and “out of an excess of caution.”
According to the statement, investigators are seeking for evidence and potential witnesses, as well as anyone who were there when the fall occurred.
The game, which was the second to last of the season at the ballpark, had a crowd of 39,000 people.
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