KANSAS CITY, Mo. A bizarre and tragic Friday unfolded, at least peripherally, for Kansas City's two major sports franchises.
First, shortly after 2 p.m. and before the Royals were to play host to the Angels at Kauffman Stadium, a gunman shot a female parking lot attendant in parking lot A, east of the stadium. The gunman then returned to his car and shot and killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide attempt.
Kansas City police told The Kansas City Star that the victim, who was on duty at the time, was shot in the stomach and is in critical condition. She underwent surgery at a local hospital at approximately 4 p.m.
The gunman was believed to be the victim's boyfriend or former boyfriend. The victim and the gunman were believed to be in their 40s.
The stadium parking lots quickly reopened for Friday's game as the crowd began to arrive around 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, a man once known to Chiefs fans as "helmet man" at Arrowhead Stadium, apparently created a disturbance around lunch t...