Parking lot shooting occurs at Raiders-Cardinals game

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Outside University of Phoenix Stadium during Friday night’s game between the Raiders and Cardinals, a 30-year-old man was shot during an altercation among fans, according to ABC15.com.

The incident occurred at roughly 9:30 p.m. local time, during the third quarter of the game.

The shooter was apprehended at the scene; the victim was taken to a local hospital.  According to the Arizona Republic, the injuries were life-threatening.

36 responses to “Parking lot shooting occurs at Raiders-Cardinals game

  1. I hope the fan will be fine after this, but it’s scary when people with guns shoot at the stadium where you are the visiting team two seasons in a row. Ironically enough, this is the second straight NFC West home stadium where guns go off after a preseason game.

    Meanwhile, Arizona needs better gun laws. Apparently, they learned nothing from Gabby Gifford’s tragedy.

  2. Wow… I wouldn’t be so surprised if it had happened in Oakland but this is very uncharacteristic of Pheonix.. I guess them damn aliens down there, are as bad as they say they are… =/

  3. Thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family. It’s a shame that these sort of things happen at games which are supposed to be family-friendly, and security needs to be heightened. However, guns laws will not keep guns out of criminals hands, just as drug laws will not keep drugs out of criminals hands.

  4. goldrush36 says:
    Aug 18, 2012 9:14 AM
    Another Raider fan shooting? Wow I’m genuinely shocked

    Editor please edit. Malicious biased comments

     

  5. When will America wake-up? Ban all handguns and automatic weapons NOW. No self-respecting hunter needs anything more than a shotgun or single-shot rifle.

  6. A Phoenix resident shot another Phoenix resident at a stadium in suburban Phoenix.

    Of course it must be the Oakland Raiders’ fault.

    (eyeroll)

  7. RedRuffensor says:
    Aug 18, 2012 9:29 AM
    When will America wake-up? Ban all handguns and automatic weapons NOW. No self-respecting hunter needs anything more than a shotgun or single-shot rifle.

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    Good luck getting the 2nd Amendment repealed…

  8. The shooter was going to get a gun no matter what the law is. It’s just tragic that a person can’t go to a SPORTS event without fear of being attacked. But why should that be any different from going to the store, walking your dog, going out for an ice cream, or anything else people want to do in America. It’s not the gun laws that are a problem. It’s society. When kids(and adults) look to violence as a solution, we’re all screwed.
    I hope the victim recovers and the shooter figures out what he did can’t be accepted in our country.

  9. The second amendment isn’t in the constitution to protect hunting rights. It’s there to give the people power against a tyrannical government. It is supposed to keep the government in check. The more laws we let the government put in place to limit gun rights the less free we are.

  10. dbcooperismyhero says: Aug 18, 2012 10:02 AM

    Read the article. The shooter called 911 and stayed at the scene. Sounds to me he may have been the victim and this was self defense.
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    Nowhere does it say that the shooter called 911, JA. READ THE ARTICLE.
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    Outside University of Phoenix Stadium during Friday night’s game between the Raiders and Cardinals, a 30-year-old man was shot during an altercation among fans, according to ABC15.com.

    The incident occurred at roughly 9:30 p.m. local time, during the third quarter of the game.

    The shooter was apprehended at the scene; the victim was taken to a local hospital. According to the Arizona Republic, the injuries were life-threatening.

  11. Meanwhile the sports media continues to assail Philadelphians as the worst fans, nevermind the murderous Oakland fanbase.

  12. Where was this guy back in ’08 when Tyree was going up for the ball? That’s when I needed a shooting in AZ.

  13. Having lived in Phoenix and having had a family member at the game let me just say this…..

    Stricter gun laws: criminals do NOT follow laws!…hence them being criminals.

    Phoenix is just as bad as all major metropolitan cities. The kids think they’re bada$$es because they carry guns….which they bought ILLEGALLY.

    This is a societal problem. Men used to handle things differently.

  14. Before we ban firearms, can we ban free speech? After all, if I don’t have to listen to your ignorance then I won’t feel the need to shoot you.

  15. Yea, criminals would just go to all the illegal gun factories you see everywhere to buy their illegal guns…

  16. BTW is it so hard for some of to click a link to read the actual story? The shooter called 911 and stayed until the police arrived. Criminals typically run away after they commit a crime. Why don’t you shut your pie holes about gun control until more facts come out because if the shooter calls 911 and waits for the cops, they must feel pretty good about pulling that trigger.

  17. spellingcops says:
    Nowhere does it say that the shooter called 911, JA. READ THE ARTICLE
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    Click the link before spouting off. It sure as hell does say it. NOW YOU READ IT. Douche bag= uninformed moron.

    GLENDALE, AZ – A 30-year-old man was shot in the face during an altercation in a parking lot near University of Phoenix Stadium Friday night while the Arizona Cardinals took on the Oakland Raiders.

    Glendale police say the incident occurred around 9:30 in the ‘purple’ parking lot near the Hampton Inn.

    Officer Tracey Breeden with Glendale Police said the incident began as an argument between football fans.

    Breeden said the shooter was with his wife at the time and called 9-1-1 after the incident. The shooter did not try to leave the scene.

    The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Breeden said he is expected to survive.

    There were no other injuries, and the shooting suspect is being questioned by detectives. Both men are Arizona residents.

    More information as it develops, stay with ABC15.com for further updates

    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_west_valley/glendale/man-shot-in-the-face-near-university-of-phoenix-stadium#ixzz23uMkQVwg

  18. This WAS NOT FOOTBALL RELATED.. Of course the Raider fans will get the blame for this one. READ THE NEWS REPORTS. Says nothing about being a card or raiders fan.

  19. In case you were wondering, YES the stadium is just as ugly in person as in the picture. Maybe even more so cause it has a slight brown tinge from all the desert dust on it.

  20. I am tired of reading comments about it being Raiders fans or 9er fans or Eagles fans or whatever. As @49erstim pointed out, this is a societal issue. It isn’t about gun laws, regardless of how you feel about guns. It’s about idiots and what should be done with them.

    How can get people who feel like they have such a worthless life that they are willing to end it at a football tailgate? They have such little invested in the sytem that they are willing to end their life or someone’s else over a silly argument at a tailgate.

    Not sure what can be done, but bigger issues are at play than just guns or a fanbase of a particular team.

  21. ok people where in the article does it say a raider fan had a gun, ummm no where!! just because your a raider fan doesn’t mean your a criminal or bad so ignorant fans chill its a game and hopefully the person hurt heals and gets better

  22. If you read the article, the shooter claims to have “accidentally” shot the victim. The shooter did call 911.

    “Breeden said the shooter was with his wife at the time and called 911 after the incident saying he had accidentally shot the victim. The shooter did not try to leave the scene.

    The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Breeden said Saturday the victim is in stable conditions with non life-threatening injuries…

    The suspect in the case was taken into custody for questioning and released by detectives.”

    This suggests to me that the shooter did not illegally have the gun or he would have been arrested.

    I do agree that the shootings we hear about are a growing societal issue and it seems that people seem to be quicker to turn to extreme violence.

  23. Guns are responsible for shootings the same way forks are responsible for people being fat. Ban guns? You do know it’s a civil right, right? Where are the “ban guns” crowd when 800k felonies are PREVENTED by them every year?

  24. Banning guns only makes criminals out of the people that have them and never commit crimes with them. The criminals are STILL gonna get the guns. It will just make robbing, killing, and kidnapping that much easier when they know the person they are committing a crime against, has no way to protect themselves.

    How hard is it to understand?

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