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Gunfight stops Mexican match

  • AP, Monday, August 22, 2011 3:23 AM

A gunfight outside the stadium forced the suspension of the Santos vs. Morelia match after 40 minutes.

“A window of the TV Azteca offices, an access ramp in the basement, the western side of the stadium structure, the perimeter fence, as well as a suite were hit by stray bullets during the confrontation yesterday,” the Santos statement said. “We want to make clear that in the interior of the Estadio Corona, there were no shots fired.”

With the game tied 0-0, the sound of loud gunfire near the stadium in the northern Mexican city of Torreon forced players to sprint off the field and fans to take refuge under their seats. Local reports suggested gunmen were firing at police. (VIDEO)

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