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Woman Grazed By Stray Bullet While Attending St. Louis Cardinals' Game Tuesday Night

A fan attending Tuesday night's St. Louis Cardinals home game was struck with a stray bullet.

This is not a typical story you hear about from a Major League Baseball game. A woman watching the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium Tuesday night was struck in the arm by a stray bullet.

Reports indicate the bullet presumably came from outside the stadium. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has additional details on the incident.

St. Louis police said the 34-year-old woman was sitting in her seat in section 141 at about 9:40 p.m. when she felt pain to her arm. She removed her jacket and noticed a small abrasion to her elbow. She went to the first aid station, and workers there contacted an off-duty police officer working a secondary security job there, police said.

The victim could not be reached for comment. Her mother told the Post-Dispatch that the victim had retained an attorney and they had been advised not to speak to the media.

Todd Porter, 54, of O'Fallon, Ill., was at the game with his 13-year-old son, Christopher, and was seated directly in front of the victim. She suddenly said, "Wow, I think I've been shot," just as the eighth inning was coming to a close, Porter said.

"We thought she was joking, but everybody turned around and she showed me the blood coming down from her elbow," Porter said. "It looked real purple and red and it looked like there was a hole in her jacket."

Police later recovered a bullet slug near the woman's seat down the first-base line.

The Cardinals released a statement today, which read in part: "There is nothing more important than the safety of our fans, and the Cardinals are grateful that no one was seriously injured. We will be sharing more information with the media as further details emerge."

Scary stuff. Thankfully, she was not seriously hurt.