Police investigate fatal fall of mother, son at ballpark

Sep 25, 2021, 11:28 AM | Updated: 11:29 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police are investigating the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old son Saturday after they fell from the third level of Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The woman, 40, and the boy were pronounced dead at 4:11 p.m., about 20 minutes after police were alerted to the incident, Lt. Andra Brown told the newspaper.

The pair fell from the third level concourse — the equivalent of six stories high — to the sidewalk below on Tony Gwynn Drive, Brown said.

Their names were not released; both lived in San Diego. The mother and child had been at a dining/concession area on the concourse level prior to the fall, Lt. Adam T. Sharki said. The child’s father was at the ballpark when the deaths occurred, police reported.

Police told the Union-Tribune it is too early to know whether the fall was accidental or intentional but noted that the victims’ deaths “appeared to be suspicious.”

Brown said investigators understand that there may have been a number of people in the concourse area who might have more information, which, she said, could potentially “give the family some peace.”

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Associated Press

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2021. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. On this date: In 1648, the Peace of Westphalia (west-FAY’-lee-uh) ended […]
21 hours ago
FILE - Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods gives a tribute during a memorial service for Se...
Associated Press

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime Republican loyalist who changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party’s direction and then-President Donald Trump, died Saturday. His unexpected death at age 67 was announced by his wife, Marlene Galan Woods, though a public relations firm. A […]
21 hours ago
Associated Press

Drag racer slams into spectators in Texas; 2 children killed

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people Saturday, authorities said. A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon at an event called “Airport […]
21 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her ...
Associated Press

Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, and he reassured that the area had been secured, court documents say. After Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed her husband, […]
21 hours ago
In this photo released by the Colombian presidential press office, one of the country’s most want...
Associated Press

Colombia’s most wanted drug lord captured in jungle raid

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right. President Iván Duque likened the arrest Saturday of Dairo Antonio Úsuga to the […]
21 hours ago
Associated Press

Saturday’s Scores

PREP FOOTBALL= Anacortes 28, Chief Sealth 3 Columbia (Burbank) 22, Mabton 21 Eatonville 45, Castle Rock 0 Evergreen Lutheran 72, Muckleshoot Tribal School 48 Goldendale 60, Highland 0 Lake Quinault 44, Mary Knight 38 Liberty Bell 42, Waterville-Mansfield 18 Lincoln 36, Lakes 34 Meridian 21, Blaine 15 Quilcene 59, Sound Christian 12 Rainier Beach 46, […]
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Medicare open enrollment for 2022 starts Oct. 15 and SHIBA can help!

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner SPONSORED — Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, […]
...

How to Have a Stress-Free Real Estate Experience

The real estate industry has adapted and sellers are taking full advantage of new real estate models. One of which is Every Door Real Estate.
...
IQ Air

How Poor Air Quality Is Affecting Our Future Athletes

You cannot control your child’s breathing environment 100% of the time, but you can make a huge impact.
...
Swedish Health Services

Special Coverage: National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

There are a wide variety of treatment options available for men with prostate cancer. The most technologically advanced treatment option in the Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform.
...
Marysville Police Department

Police Opportunities in a Growing, Supportive Washington Community

Marysville PD is looking for both lateral and entry level officers. Begin or continue your career in law enforcement for a growing, supportive community.
...
Comcast

Small, Minority-Owned Businesses in King County and Pierce County Can Now Apply For $10,000 Relief Grants Through Comcast RISE

Businesses in King County and Pierce County can apply beginning on October 1, 2021, at www.ComcastRISE.com for a chance to receive a $10,000 relief grant.
Police investigate fatal fall of mother, son at ballpark