​Little League Shooting After Field Dispute Turns Ugly

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April 21, 2013
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A little league baseball game was interrupted by a shooting after a ballpark dispute turned extremely ugly. There were no injuries or deaths involved in the little league incident, players 5-6 years old.

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 that 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 semi-automatic 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.

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

“Please come and contribute your ideas for moving forward and the safety of our children,” said the message. “Thanks for your support.”

One Little League mom said that she was pleased to hear upcoming little league games were suspended.

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