San Francisco celebrations turn violent, two shot: Report

San Francisco celebrations turn violent, two shot: Report
A woman is assisted by medical personnel during a celebration in the Mission District in San Francisco, California October 29, 2014.

WASHINGTON - Raucous celebrations over San Francisco's World Series baseball triumph degenerated into street violence Thursday, with two people shot and injured, news reports said.

In repeats of unrest that broke out after the San Francisco Giants won the baseball title in 2010 and 2012, crowds of revelers set bonfires, got into fistfights on the streets and threw bottles, sparking the deployment of riot police, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Two people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening, while another man was stabbed, the Chronicle reported, quoting police.

Rowdy and drunken fans rampaged through several districts of the California city after the Giants won game seven of the best-of-seven series against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City with a 3-2 victory.

Several arrests were made over the course of the night and some officers suffered minor injuries after being hit by bottles or fireworks, the paper quoted police spokesman Gordon Shyy as saying.

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