Mother, toddler die after six-storey fall at Petco Park before San Diego Padres game

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A 40-year-old woman and her baby son died after falling from a crowd at Petco Park in San Diego before a Padres game on Saturday.

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The deaths of the mother and her two-year-old are being investigated as “suspicious,” though it’s too early to tell whether the fall — which happened in front of horrific baseball fans at the park — was intentional or accidental, according to a report. to the police spokesman. Lieutenant Andra Brown said he was pronounced dead at 4.11 p.m. after falling about six floors from a third-level crowd. San Diego Union-Tribune.

Police said the victims were from San Diego and the child’s father was in the ballpark at the time of the incident. His name was not disclosed on Sunday.


The mother and child are believed to have been in a concession area before the fall and Lieutenant Brown urged any witnesses to come forward with information potentially to “give some peace to the family.”

“Our hearts are obviously out to the family, but also to those who could potentially be hurt here who witnessed it,” Lieutenant Brown said on Saturday. “It’s a terrible, terrible thing. That’s why we’re taking it very seriously.”

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Many spectators approached union-tribune After seeing the incident, he was trembling even to speak. Others took to social media to share their feelings.

“I’m just sitting in my seat crying,” one fan tweeted later on Saturday. “Wtf still matters on the field, knowing what happened here. If someone is at Petco and needs a hug, I’m disappointed. It is beyond destructive. “


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