Women’s tourney stopped after shooting
Play in the Women’s Baseball World Cup was suspended on Saturday
after a stray bullet struck a Hong Kong player in the lower leg
during competition on Friday.
According to the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), the
player, who was not identified, was treated at a military medical
facility for minor injuries.
The IBAF said Venezuelan authorities were investigating the
The Canadian Press reported that several of the 11 teams in the
tournament were considering pulling out of the tournament.
Competing teams are the United States, Canada, Australia, Taiwan,
Cuba, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Japan, Puerto Rico and
The shooting occurred while the Hong Kong team was playing the
Netherlands in a stadium at the Fort Tiuna military base, The
Canadian Press said. It wasn’t clear from where the bullet was