Brazil changes training venue after UCLA shooting

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 02, 2016 11:35 AM
 Brazil changes training venue after UCLA shooting
Brazil's soccer coach Dunga speaks during a news conference where he announced which of his players will play the Copa America Centenario, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 5, 2016. The Copa America Centenario will see the best national soccer teams from the American continent battle each other in the United States in June. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's national team had to change the venue of its training session on Wednesday after the UCLA campus where they planned to practice ahead of the Copa America Centenario became the scene of a shooting that killed two people.

Brazilian Football Confederation spokesman Douglas Lunardi said the players were at their hotel when the shooting occurred.

Lunardi said that the late afternoon training session was transferred to the StubHub Center, a multiple-use sports complex on the campus of California State University some 20 miles (30 kilometers) away.

Brazil's first match in the Copa will be on Saturday against Ecuador. Also in Group B are Haiti and Peru.

The Los Angeles police department said the shooting was a homicide followed by a suicide in the engineering building.

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