Panic inside a Mexican soccer stadium
August 22, 2011 9:54 AM Subscribe
Panic inside a Mexican soccer stadium.
posted by CrazyLemonade (71 comments total)
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In live footage that could be seen all over Mexico and some other parts of the world, audiences who were peacefully enjoying a soccer match between Torreón's "Santos" and Morelia's "Monarcas" watched as the sound of gunshots made players run out of the field and into the cover of their locker rooms, while spectators crouched in their seats and later, panicked, ran toward the exits. (SLYT, comments in spanish, but images are self explanatory.)
The gunshots were later found to be caused by a group of people in SUVs who failed to stop at a roadblock set up by Torreón Police, close to the west (left side of the video) entrance of the Santos Modelo Stadium. In their escape, the armed people in the SUVs fired upon the policemen, causing damage to thier vehicles and to the west side of the stadium. The gunshots could be heard inside the stadium, and in a city that has been in fear of "narco" violence for months (years?) now, the uncertainty of where the gunshots were coming from caused everyone, from spectators to stadium workers and soccer players, to fear for their lives.
Thankfully, only one policemen was hurt (gunshot to the arm) and no one running for the exits was trampled on.