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

incident.

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

South Korea.

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

fired.