Two women wounded in gunfire at Las Vegas soccer field

LAS VEGAS Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:29pm EST

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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted at a crowded soccer field during a match in Las Vegas on Saturday, wounding two women attending the game, local media reported.

The shooting took place at a public park during a men's soccer league game attended by 150 to 200 people, Nevada ABC affiliate 13 Action News reported, adding that police said shots were fired toward the field from over a wall.

The women were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, it added. A Las Vegas police spokesman did not immediately respond to calls requesting comment.

A heated national debate over gun control has erupted after a man armed with an assault rifle killed 20 first-grade children and six adults last month at an elementary school in Connecticut - the deadliest in a string of U.S. shooting sprees last year.

(Reporting By Cynthia Johnston: Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Peter Cooney)

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Comments (4)
Peetza wrote:
Had everyone attending been armed, this would never have happened. (sarcasm)

Jan 19, 2013 8:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
revamadison wrote:
This article needed to remind us all of the debate about gun control after 20 kids were killed?

Jan 19, 2013 8:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
victor672 wrote:
The media is using this incident to drive its agenda and that of its hero-in-chief.

Jan 19, 2013 9:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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