A 40-year-old woman and her two-year-old son fell from third level at Petco Park on Saturday and died in San Diego before a meeting between Padres and the Atlanta Braves.
The fall, from a height equal to six living floors, killed two victims instantly and resuscitation maneuvers were not successful.
San Diego police have launched an investigation into the incident, which appeared to be “suspicious”, according to information obtained by the newspaper. San Diego Union-Tribune. However, on Sunday mornings, it is too early to comment on the voluntary or accidental nature of events.
A man interviewed by the newspaper said he saw his wife and toddler falling from the balcony, then a woman also fell while trying to hold the baby.
Despite the incident, the game went ahead and the Atlanta Braves won 10-8 in the 10th inning. Many spectators who heard about the horrific incident also expressed their grief through social media.
Podres expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims for their part, but indicated that they would not provide any further comment due to the open investigation by the police.