Several arrests, violence mar Giants World Series victory
San Francisco police made several arrests after the Giants capped off their third World Series championship in the last five seasons with a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
According to the report, three people were injured in separate incidents, including two people who were hit by gunshots and one person who was stabbed. The gunshot wounds were not considered to be life-threatening, according to the police.
The city's police department patrolled the streets as fans quickly went out to the streets to celebrate. Within minutes of the victory, fans started making their way toward the Mission District and the area around AT&T Park.
Thousands of fans gathered around Third and King streets and began spraying alcohol on each other, getting into fist fights, starting fires and setting off fireworks.
Police were also hit with bottles after they lined up to control the crowd. They were forced to don riot gear and set up a perimeter around the neighborhood. Officers hit with bottles and fireworks suffered minor injuries.
The team’s victory parade is set for Friday afternoon.
- Scooby Axson