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Mother and 2-year-old son fall to death at Petco Park ahead of San Diego Padres game

San Diego police are investigating the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old son on Saturday after they fell from the third level of Petco Park.

They were among the thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game, reports said.

The woman, 40, and boy were pronounced dead at 4:11pm about 20 minutes after police were alerted to the incident, officer Andra Brown told local reporters.




The pair fell from the third-level concourse, the equivalent of six stories high to the sidewalk below on Tony Gwynn Drive, Brown said.

Their names were not released. Both lived in San Diego. The mother and child had been at a dining/concession area on the concourse level before the fall, officer Adam T. Sharki said.

The child’s father was at the ballpark when the deaths occurred.



“We are aware of the incident on Tony Gwynn Dr. and first responders are on scene,” Padres vice president of communications Craig Hughner said in a statement.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time. All media inquiries should be directed to SDPD.”

Police said it is too early to know whether the fall was accidental or intentional but noted that the deaths “appeared to be suspicious.”

Brown said investigators understand that there may have been a number of people in the concourse area who might have more information, which, she said, could “give the family some peace.”