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Off-duty officer shoots 2 men at Angel Stadium

June 24, 2009 | 11:19 pm

A shooting in the parking lot of Angel Stadium of Anaheim sent two people to the hospital late Wednesday, according to the Anaheim Fire Department.

The shooting occurred at 10:26 p.m., after a game between the Angels and the Colorado Rockies. 

Updated at 4:20 a.m.: According to the Anaheim police, the gunman was an off-duty Anaheim police officer who said the two men hit him on the head with an "unknown object." 

The officer, who was at the game with his wife and two children, shot one man in the head and the second man in the upper body. Their conditions are not immediately known. The officer was also taken to a hospital.

The Orange County district attorney's office is investigating the case because it involves an officer. KNX Newsradio quoted some fans as saying that they were startled to hear the gunfire and that police quickly swarmed the scene.

This is the latest violent incident during a professional baseball game in the L.A. area. At the Dodgers' home opener against the San Francisco Giants in April, a man was stabbed multiple times in a stadium parking lot after getting into an argument with several men in a pickup truck. Also in April, a fan died during a fight at the Angels' home opener.

-- Monte Morin and Shelby Grad