Hong Kong player hit by stray bullet in Venezuela baseball worlds
English.news.cn 2010-08-14 11:57:30
CARACAS, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The women's baseball world championships were forced to suspended on Friday as a Hong Kong player was hit in the leg by a stray bullet during the match.
The incident occurred while the Hong Kong team was playing the Netherlands in a stadium at the Fort Tiuna military base. It wasn't clear from where the bullet was fired.
Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua said the injury was not serious and the games in Caracas were suspended while the police investigate what happened.
Editor: Wang Guanqun
August 15, 2010
Hong Kong Withdraws After Gunfire Incident
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hong Kong pulled out of the women’s baseball World Cup in Venezuela, a day after one of its players was wounded by a stray bullet during a game.
Organizers also decided to move all remaining games to the central city of Maracay and away from the Fort Tiuna military base in Caracas where Cheuk Woon Yee of Hong Kong was wounded on Friday, Venezuela’s sports minister, Hector Rodriguez, said in a news conference.
Cheuk was accompanied by teammates on Saturday as she left a hospital where she was treated for the wound to her left calf, Venezuela’s information ministry said in a statement. (AP)