Woman sitting at Cardinals game struck by stray bullet fired outside stadium, police say

Woman struck in arm by stray bullet, police say

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ST. LOUIS – Fans at Major League Baseball games are often warned to look out for foul balls, but a Cardinals fan fell victim to something much less common during Tuesday night's game.

The 34-year-old woman was sitting in a seat Tuesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis as the Cardinals battled the Brewers when she felt pain in her arm, according to NBC affiliate KSDK.

Police said the woman took off her jacket and noticed a small abrasion above her elbow. A bullet slug was found near the woman's seat, according to KSDK.

Police believe that the stray bullet came from outside the stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals released the following statement about the incident:

"We are aware of an incident last night in which a fan reported being struck by a stray bullet that presumably originated from outside of the stadium. The fan was treated for an abrasion and a bruise on her arm at first aid and released. She was interviewed by police, who are investigating the matter.

"There is nothing more important than the safety of our fans, and the Cardinals are grateful that no one was seriously injured. We will be sharing more information with the media as further details emerge."

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