Referee shot dead during match in Argentina

48-year-old referee César Flores was shot dead in Argentina, just moments after sending a player off during a match in Argentina. Police are searching for the dismissed player who has been identified as the prime suspect.

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According to local reports, Flores sent the man off during a match in the Cordoba province, before the player retrieved a gun from his bag and shot the 48 year-old three times.

Police have confirmed that the assailant also shot another footballer, 25-year-old Walter Zarate, who is recovering after he was rushed to hospital.

“It all happened during the football match. We don’t know [exactly what took place], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him,” a police source told Efe news.

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Flores' killing has attracted widespread condemnation on social media.

 


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Published 17 February 2016 at 11:00am
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