PD: Raiders fan shot by Cardinals fan outside stadium Friday night

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Police are still not releasing many details from their investigation of a shooting outside the University of Phoenix Stadium during the Arizona Cardinals football game on Friday night.

What police did reveal on Monday is that a 57-year-old man, who is an Arizona Cardinals fan, shot a 30-year-old man, who is an Oakland Raiders fan. Police said the man who was shot had silver face paint on at the time of the shooting.

However, there has been absolutely no information obtained by investigators that would point to a specific conflict that occurred prior to the shooting that was as a result of their differing team support, according to police.

Investigators are not certain at this point whether the Raiders fan had been inside the stadium at any point during the game. He is still hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to survive.  

The Cardinals fan was with his wife at the time the handgun was fired. It does appear that the couple had been in the stadium for some portion of the game, but they left before the game ended.

Detectives are comfortable that they will be able to contact the couple at any point they need to during the investigation.

Police said they are not releasing certain information because there are key interviews of people involved in th incident that still have not be conducted, and can't at this very moment for a number of reasons.

A spokesman for the Glendale Police Department said, at this point, a release of specific details could very easily compromise the investigation.

Glendale police officers closed the parking lot while they investigated the shooting. That left dozens of fans unable to get to their cars after the game.

The Arizona Cardinals played the Oakland Raiders in a preseason game on Friday.