International football player Amilcar Henriquez has been shot and killed in the country’s Colon province said the police press chief Didacio Camargo.
He said that the 33-year-old midfielder was leaving his home when a gunman shot him several times. Two more people were wounded. Henriquez was taken to a nearby public hospital, where he died.
President Juan Carlos Varela condemned the killing on his Twitter account and asked the police to find the people responsible for this.
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 that ended as a 1-1 draw.