Family of hospitalized Giants fan speaks out as detectives step up investigation

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A sketch of two suspects in Thursday's attack on a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium

A cousin of Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan attacked after the Dodgers home opener last week, wore a Giants jersey and cap while he thanked Giants and Dodgers fans for their support. John Stow choked up at times as he expressed gratitude to doctors.

Other family members, including the victim's sister, joined John Stow as he spoke with reporters Tuesday at LA County-USC Medical Center.

Doctors said Bryan Stow, a 42 year-old paramedic from Santa Cruz, is still in a coma as he suffers from a traumatic brain injury. Although an operation was successful to reduce swelling, doctors said they did not know what the prognosis would be.

A Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center neurosurgeon said that Stow suffered a severe skull fracture and bad bruising to his frontal lobe. Dr. Gabriel Zada said Stow remains in a coma and that he's showing signs of "brain injury and dysfunction."

LAPD Detectives say they’re following up on leads to the find the two suspects who attacked Stow in a Dodgers Stadium parking lot last Thursday. Authorities believe there were at least 100 people near where the assault took place. They’re asking anyone with information to come forward.

Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Carrillo said investigators are checking an unconfirmed report that three men in Giants gear were struck by the same attackers before Stow was knocked to the ground and hit his head on the pavement.

Stow's relatives said they do not blame Dodger fans for the attack.

Various organizations, including the LA Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, are offering rewards for information that leads to the arrest of the alleged attackers. The amount may total $100,000 by the end of Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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