A minor league baseball pitcher is in very serious condition after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting early Friday in the parking lot of a Yonkers Burger King, according to police.
Bullet casings littered the ground outside the fast-food restaurant on Central Park Avenue where the pitcher was shot just after 12:30am, Yonkers police said.
His father, Jimmy Nolan, identified the victim as Mike Nolan, a pitcher from Yonkers who was drafted last year by the Oakland A's.
He said his son, a Saunders Trades and Technical High School graduate, was also shot in the torso, and is now fighting for his life.
Authorities say the victim was standing outside his car with his friends when he was shot.
Police say the suspect drove up on a service road and fired five or six shots at the victim before driving off. There was no return fire.
Nolan, 23, was the A’s 18th-round selection in the 2014 draft. The 6-foot-7 left-handed pitcher is a member of the short-season Arizona Athletics, although he was placed on the restricted list and has not appeared in games.
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