Wednesday 24 May 2017

Panama international footballer dies after being gunned down leaving his home

Amilcar Henriquez was a member of Panama's national football team which is playing in qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Amilcar Henriquez was a member of Panama's national football team which is playing in qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Panama international footballer Amilcar Henriquez has been shot and killed in the country's Colon province.

The 33-year-old midfielder was leaving his home on Saturday when a gunman shot him several times.

Two other people were wounded, and Henriquez was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

President Juan Carlos Varela condemned the killing on his Twitter account and called for the authorities in Colon to hunt down those responsible.

Henriquez was a member of Panama's national team which is participating in qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He played in the last 20 minutes of a recent game in Panama with the United States which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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