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Latino Daily News

Wednesday March 14, 2012

Shootout in Mexico Cancels Baseball Game

Shootout in Mexico Cancels Baseball Game

Photo: Saltillo Saraperos Cancel Game after Shootou

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The Saraperos baseball team cancelled an exhibition game in the northern city of Saltillo due to a shootout near its stadium, the Mexican Baseball League said.

The shootout occurred Tuesday about 40 meters (130 feet) from where the team’s bus was parked.

The windshield of the bus ended up with bullet holes, the league said.

“The attack was not aimed at the Saltillo Saraperos baseball team or at the club’s bus,” the Mexican Baseball League said.

No one was wounded in the stadium, but the exhibition game between the Saraperos and a local team was cancelled as a “pecautionary measure,” the league said.

Mexico’s professional baseball teams are gearing up for the 2012 season.

This marked the second cancellation of a sports event in less than a year in Coahuila state, whose capital is Saltillo, due to violence.

The soccer match between Santos Laguna and Morelia was cancelled on Aug. 20, 2011, because of gunfire.

A shootout between police and drug traffickers around Torreon’s Corona stadium caused chaos in the stands, with some soccer fans jumping on the field.