Tragedy almost strung a baseball player over the weekend after one of them was hit by a bullet.
During an NAIA baseball game between the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars and Texas A&M-Texarkana, an 18-year-old player on Texas A&M-Texarkana got hit by a stray bullet that came from gunfire in the area.
The game was suspended in the fifth inning.
The unknown player was struck in the chest and was rushed to the hospital for surgery.
His condition has been updated to being in stable condition.
The 18-year-old player was standing in the bullpen area at the game when the bullet appeared to come from “some type of altercation in a nearby neighborhood to the west of the park,” police said.
Texarkana police spokesperson said, “Our detectives continue to investigate and are following up on several leads in the case.”
The game was declared “no contest,” the university’s athletics department tweeted Sunday, and a pair of softball games the university’s team had been scheduled to play at Louisiana State University of Alexandria on Sunday were canceled “due to the events surrounding yesterday’s baseball game,” the athletics department said.
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