Panic has set in auckland a few hours before the start women’s soccer world cup and where the opening match will be held. At least three people have lost their lives and another six have been injured, three of them seriously, due to shooting just under five kilometers from Eden Park, where the first match of the competition between New Zealand and Norway is held.
The attacker, who according to the report of the new zealand herald is dead, entered a building under construction and opened fire, leaving several dead and wounded. Thanks to the speed of action of the emergency services, a major tragedy was avoided.
The shooting occurred a few hours before the start of the World Cupwhere the first game began at 18:00, where New Zealand, one of the hosts, would meet Norway.
After this, the New Zealand Prime Minister thanked the security forces because thanks to their quick action they saved the lives of many people, he also assured that the threat this is an isolated incident and not a national security issue. They have also asked people to avoid traveling to the center while the investigation is ongoing, since the streets are closed.
This has not affected our women’s team, since they are concentrated in the south of the country, in Palmerston North, where they will play this Friday against Costa Rica at the Sky Stadium in Wellington. The second match of the Spanish will be at Eden Park in Auckland against Zambia.