International soccer player shot and killed in Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) " Police officials in Panama said international soccer player Amilcar Henriquez has been shot and killed in the country's Colon province.

The Saturday killing was confirmed by Didacio Camargo, press chief for Panama's National Police.

Authorities say the 33-year-old midfielder was leaving his home when a gunman shot him several times. Another two 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 called for authorities in Colon to hunt down those responsible.

Henriquez was a member of Panama's national team which is participating in eliminatory 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 tied 1-1.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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