Shots fired outside Oakland hotel where Ohio State is staying

Nov 17, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; A Ohio State Buckeyes helmet sits on the sidelines during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 21-14 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State Buckeyes made a somewhat rare trip out west this weekend to play the California Golden Bears, but their welcome wasn’t the most friendly.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, there was a pretty large gunfight outside the team hotel, which is often used by other collegiate and professional teams when they’re in town to play an Oakland based opponent.

Per Tina May:

As I stood with several Columbus television reporters and cameramen at the side entrance to the hotel, several shots – at least eight – rang out from around the corner near the main entrance. Seconds later a young man moving briskly and with his right hand clutching something in the area of his belt, ran past us and down the side street.

Apparently two men had engaged in a gun fight, and according to witnesses, neither of them was hit. But a cab driver on station at the hotel was struck in the leg by one of the bullets. He was transported to the hospital but appeared to be in good condition otherwise.


No members of the team were affected.

Topics: California, California Golden Bears, Ohio State, Ohio State Buckeyes

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