Cops: Saints fan shoots two 49ers fans after loss

In Duluth, Ga., an angry New Orleans Saints fan shot two San Francisco 49ers fans in a restaurant parking lot Saturday evening shortly after his team lost the NFL divisional playoff game, Gwinnett County Police said. CBS/AP

DULUTH, Ga. - An angry New Orleans Saints fan shot two San Francisco 49ers fans in a restaurant parking lot Saturday evening shortly after his team lost the NFL divisional playoff game, police said.

Donald Ray Ayro, 31, reportedly became upset with two 49ers fans while watching the game at an Applebee's restaurant. New Orleans lost, 36-32.

One of the two San Francisco boosters, Corey Adams, told CBS Affiliate WGCL that Ayro made a comment he would be back for them, and left the restaurant.

According to police, when the men were leaving Ayro met them in the parking lot and began shooting. Christopher Middleton was shot in the stomach and transported to the hospital in critical condition, WGCL reports. Adams suffered a minor wound to the head. He was treated at the scene and released.

Ayro fled the scene but Gwinnett County Police caught up with him a short time later. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Ayro is being being held in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

Customer Dwight Peters told WGCL correspondent Sonia Moghe that "a lot of liquor" was probably behind the shooting. "It's a playoff game, emotions are high . . . But you know, it's an isolated incident."

A statement released by Applebee's said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of this senseless tragedy."

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