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Man Shot While Reportedly Breaking Up A Fight Between Raiders And Niners Fans

His injuries reportedly are life-threatening.

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A source told Mercury News that "the victim was a security guard who was trying to break up a dispute outside the bar." He was shot at least once, and underwent surgery at a hospital in San Jose. The men involved in the fight were detained by the San jose Police Department.

Games between the local rivals have historically been tense and often violent. Their last meeting — a 2011 preseason game — culminated with a Raiders fan being shot in the parking lot at Candlestick Park. Because the Raiders and Niners are in different conferences, they meet only once every four years for regular season games. Alameda County Assistant Sheriff Casey Nice told Mercury News that there were "about 20 arrests," which is not a uniquely high number.

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Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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