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Man shot dead at USA women's hotel in Vancouver

  • AP, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:06 PM

USA women's team players and staff are safe following a fatal shooting at their hotel In Vancouver, where Concacaf is staging its Olympic qualifying tournament. Vancouver police confirmed a fatal shooting at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Bar One restaurant of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center.

"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."

Tweet by Hope Solo: ''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 victim has not yet been identified in news reports.

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