Two remain in serious condition after attacks at Candlestick Park 49ers-Raiders game 

Two men remained in serious condition at the hospital Sunday after one was shot and the other assaulted at the 49ers-Raiders preseason game at Candlestick Park Saturday night, San Francisco police said.

Inspectors had identified a person of interest in connection with one of the shootings, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said Sunday.

Information remained sketchy about the attacks, including whether anyone had been arrested.

Mayor Ed Lee’s office put out a statement Sunday afternoon condemning the violence, and adding that “suspects are believed to be in custody in regard to the more serious incidents.”

“I don’t know why they would say that,” police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak responded. “I don’t have any information on any arrest.”

In a statement issued jointly with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Lee called the attacks “completely unacceptable” and said those responsible would be fully prosecuted.

“Fans come to our stadiums to enjoy an afternoon of football, not to be subjected to intimidation or violence,” Lee said. He added that “we are doing everything we can” to ensure fans’ safety.

According to police, a 26-year-old San Rafael man was beaten and knocked unconscious inside an upper-level men’s restroom during the game between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Then just after 8 p.m., two men in their 20s were shot in the parking lot after the game, according to police.

One of the men, aged 24, was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, Andraychak said.
 
The second shooting victim was found in a different location in the parking lot, Andraychak said. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Andraychak could not confirm whether the shooting victims had been attending the game, and what, if any, team-related apparel they were wearing. He said he had been given no information about any possible gang connection to the attacks.

The suspect in the restroom attack was described as a male Samoan/Pacific Islander between 25 and 30 years old, 6 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 5 inches tall, and 225 to 260 pounds. He had a goatee and long curly hair in a pony tail, and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

There was no description of a shooting suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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