Police investigate after woman and son killed in fall at San Diego ballpark

San Diego police were investigating the deaths of a woman and her two-year-old son after they fell from the third level of Petco Park on Saturday, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game.

The woman, 40, and the boy were pronounced dead at 4.11pm, about 20 minutes after police were alerted, Lt Andra Brown told the the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The woman and her son fell from the third-level concourse, the equivalent of six stories high, to the sidewalk on Tony Gwynn Drive, Brown said.

Their names were not released. Both lived in San Diego. They had been at a dining and concession area on the concourse level prior to the fall, Lt Adam Sharki said.

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

Police told the Union-Tribune it was too early to know whether the fall was accidental or intentional but noted that the victims’ deaths “appeared to be suspicious”.

Brown said investigators understood a number of people in the concourse area might have more information, which could potentially “give the family some peace”.

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