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U.S. women safe following fatal shooting at the team's Vancouver hotel

U.S. women safe following fatal shooting at the team's Vancouver hotel

Hope Solo, USA (Getty Images)

U.S. Soccer issued a statement confirming the safety of its players and staff following the shooting at a restaurant inside the team's hotel.

U.S. women's national team players and staff are all safe following a fatal shooting at their Vancouver hotel Tuesday night.

"The entire U.S. delegation is fine and no players or staff witnessed the incident," read a statement issued by the team. "U.S. Soccer has taken the proper precautions to ensure the safety of the team for the duration of the competition."

The Vancouver Police confirmed that around 8:45 p.m. PT on Tuesday there was a shooting inside Bar One restaurant of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, which is where the team is staying during the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo tweeted about the incident: ''Saved by our instant yoga session. Was about to walk to starbucks when all hell broke loose in the lobby of our hotel! Life is precious...''

The U.S. will open its competition against the Dominican Republic on Friday.










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