Two women wounded in gunfire at Las Vegas soccer field

The shooting took place at a Las Vegas park during a men's soccer game.

LAS VEGAS — Gunfire erupted Saturday at a crowded soccer field during a match in Las Vegas, wounding two women attending the game, local media reported.

The shooting took place at a public park during a men's soccer league game attended by up to 200 people, ABC-affiliate 13 Action News reported, adding that police said shots were fired toward the field from over a wall.

The women were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. A Las Vegas police spokesman did not immediately respond to calls requesting comment.

A heated national debate over gun control has erupted after a man armed with an assault rifle killed 20 children and six adults last month at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the deadliest in a string of U.S. shooting sprees last year.

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