San Diego police are investigating the deaths of a woman, 40, and her 2-year-old son Saturday after they fell from the third level of Petco Park, the equivalent of six stories high. Their names were not released; both lived in San Diego. Thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game. Police believes deaths “appeared to be suspicious.” The mother and child had been at a dining/concession area on the concourse level prior to the fall, Lt. Adam T. Sharki said. Police asks information help from people who may have information because they were in the area. Petco Park is a baseball park located in the downtown area of San Diego, California.
The park opened in 2004, replacing Qualcomm Stadium. The southern side of the stadium is bounded by San Diego Trolley light rail tracks along the north side of Harbor Drive, which serve the adjacent San Diego Convention Center. The portion of K Street between Seventh and 10th now is closed to automobiles and serves as a pedestrian promenade along the back of the left and center field outfield seating and also provides access to the Park at the Park behind center field. The mother and son fell to the sidewalk below on Tony Gwynn Drive.
To be updated when news are released.