At least two people were shot and one person stabbed after fans of the San Francisco Giants flooded the city's streets celebrating the baseball team's World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, according to reports. The celebrations reportedly turned violent after fans lit several fires across the city even as reports of shootings came in.
Police reportedly arrested a few people as the streets filled with revelers who threw water bottles at officers, The Associated Press, or AP reported. Some fans also reportedly jumped on top of Muni buses prompting the agency to stop the services on city streets. Police spokesman Gordon Shyy reportedly said that the violent celebrations blocked traffic around the Civic Center, in the Mission District, and on Market Street close to AT&T Park.
"Police personnel were assaulted with bottles on Market Street and Mission district. Officers in the Southern district were also struck with bottles," Shyy said, according to AP. "These objects were thrown at officers as they attempted to disperse crowds and assist firefighters extinguish bonfires."
Police officials, some in riot gear, reportedly tried to calm the crowds marching down the streets. Some fans also reportedly spray-painted walls and yelled out threats at police officers. Police said that the injuries of the two people who were shot during the celebrations were not life-threatening.
The wild celebrations reportedly continued into the early hours on Thursday. Some streets also saw fans spraying beer on one another, smashing bottles and lighting fireworks, AP reported, citing The San Francisco Chronicle.