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Shooting Incident Casts Shadow Over Women’s World Cup Opener

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Shooting Incident Casts Shadow Over Women's World Cup Opener

The opening match of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand was overshadowed by a shooting incident that took place just hours before the game.

A gunman killed two people and injured six others, including police officers, at a construction site near a fan park for the World Cup.

The city was placed into lockdown as police responded to the situation.

The gunman was later found dead after firing additional shots.

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins stated that the attack was not considered an act of terrorism and confirmed that the World Cup would proceed as planned.

FIFA expressed condolences to the victims’ families and assured that teams in close proximity to the incident were being supported.

Despite the tragic event, the tournament continued with matches taking place in both New Zealand and Australia.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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