Women's tourney stopped after shooting

BY foxsports • August 14, 2010

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.



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