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Two fans shot outside 49ers game

For the second time in less than five months, officials in California are investigating a violent event involving sports fans, after two people were shot Saturday in the parking lot of Candlestick Park in San Francisco after an NFL game.

The shootings occurred Saturday after the 49ers defeated the Raiders 17-3 in a preseason game. A 24-year-old man had life-threatening injuries and another man in his 20s was hospitalized with less serious wounds, the San Francisco Police Department said.

Details of the shootings and names of the victims had not been released by the police as of late Sunday. A third victim, a 26-year-old man, was in serious condition after he was knocked unconscious in a stadium bathroom during the game.

The league and the mayors of the two cities jointly called for an end to "intimidation" and acts of violence at sporting events. Outside an MLB game on opening day in March, a San Francisco Giants fan was severely beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot in Los Angeles. Two Dodgers fans have been charged.

BURRESS SCORES IN RETURN: Plaxico Burress caught three passes, including an over-the-shoulder 26-yarder for a touchdown, in his first game in nearly three years as his Jets beat the visiting Bengals 27-7 in a preseason game. Burress signed last month after serving 20 months in prison on a gun charge. "Everything feels normal," he said. "… To be honest, it feels like I never left."

CHARGERS TOP COWBOYS: Philip Rivers led San Diego to scores on two of his three drives as the Chargers defeated the visiting Cowboys 20-7. Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a concussion.

BILLS: Coach Chan Gailey said receiver Donald Jones wasn't seriously injured on a hit that put him down for several minutes. Jones' head was driven into the ground Saturday by Broncos safety Rahim Moore; the hit drew a 15-yard penalty.

BROWNS: Wide receiver and star return specialist Josh Cribbs injured his hamstring near the end of practice. "Minor setback," he said. "Nothing big."

RAIDERS: Quarterback Jason Campbell is expected to practice today after leaving Saturday's game against the 49ers with a possible concussion.

TITANS: Coach Mike Munchak said he hopes the team works out a deal soon with Chris Johnson. "We're three weeks away from starting … it's getting to be important that we get this thing worked out," Munchak said.

Two fans shot outside 49ers game 08/21/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 12:50am]
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