Little League Game Shooting - Man Opens Fire At Vallejo, California, Ballpark

on April 20 2013 11:27 AM
Little League Game Shooting
Players of the Vallejo Little League Game organization Facebook

A little league baseball game erupted in gunfire Wednesday night after a ballpark dispute turned extremely heated.

No injuries or deaths were reported at the North Vallejo, Calif., little league game, according to local police. KTVU reported that players present at the attack ranged in age from 5 to 6 years old.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the altercation began at the baseball field Wednesday night before moving to a nearby parking lot. Vallejo Police Lieutenant Kenny Park said when one involved party attempted to drive away, the other man involved in the argument opened fire.

"He riddled the victim's vehicle with bullets," Lieutenant Lee Horton told KTVU. "The victim was able to get out of the area without being hit."

Little League coach Felisa Luna said panic ensured after hearing gunfire; kids were instructed to get to the ground, but some children took cover under nearby benches.

The gunman is being described as a mixed-race male, possibly in his twenties and armed with a semiautomatic handgun.

No arrests have been made following the altercation, but Little League President Greg Reason told reporters that he believes the men might be parents of Little League players.

The North Vallejo Little League organization announced on its official Facebook page that all games will be postponed until further notice. It announced Friday that all parents, managers, coaches and volunteer staff meet and share their concerns at an upcoming meeting.

"Please come and contribute your ideas for moving forward and the safety of our children," the message stated. "Thanks for your support."

One Little League mom told KTVU that she was pleased to hear upcoming games were suspended.

"They want to be able to go out there and play and not worry that someone's going to get shot," Laticia Bivins said. "A lot of kids are scared about that."

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