Saturday, 20 April 2013

Little League shooting: Parent fires shots at opposing parent's car

Little League shooting: Parent fires shots at opposing parent's car, Gun related scares continue to make headline news across the nation. At a Calif. North Valley Little League game this week, one parent fired a gun into the vehicle of a parent from the opposing team.

ABC reported the Little League shooting April 19, saying the North Vallejo Little League season has been canceled indefinitely as authorities still look for the man who fired his weapon.

"Fired a weapon at a tee ball game. First of all, how do you bring a gun to a tee ball game and second, how do you fire it off?" asked Anthony Spears, a North Vallejo Little League father.

The incident began when two fathers were seen arguing at a baseball field near the Continentals of Omega Boys and Girls Club on Corcoran Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park.

"The victim managed to drive away and escape from the scene," Park said. "He was not hit by gunfire and was not injured."

The quarrel continued into the parking lot and became elevated until the intended victim drove away. At that point, the other man drew a semi-automatic handgun and fired it into the car of the victim, who was not injured.

"I don't really know how many games were left, but I was really looking forward to playing more," said Anthony Spears' son Andrew.

Neighboring East Vallejo Little League says parental behavior issues are common there too. They blame it on a lack of parental involvement.

"I don't want to cancel the whole season, but I'd rather lose a season than lose a kid," said Calvin Wells, the North Vallejo Little League vice president.

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