When news emerged of a shooting outside the University of Phoenix stadium during the preseason game between the Raiders and Cardinals, many assumed that the shooter was a Raiders fan.
They assumed incorrectly.
According to Matthis Gafni of the Contra Costa Times, the shooter was a 57-year-old Cardinals fan. The victim was a 30-year-old Raiders fan.
The Raiders fan was wearing silver face paint, and he was shot in the face. The shooter, who has claimed that the incident was the result of an accident, has not been arrested.
“What we can tell you is that there was not enough compelling evidence gathered on scene, through statements or physical evidence, to make the investigators comfortable with an arrest on the 57-year-old male,” police said, via the Gafni.
A verbal altercation preceded the shooting. The game itself resulted in 14 arrests, with police explaining that “a large number of fights occurred” inside the stadium.