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Police arrest seven for murder of Panama midfielder

IANS  |  Panama 

Seven persons have been arrested for their involvement in the of Panama international midfielder Amilcar Henriquez, local authorities said.

The suspects, three of whom are reportedly minors, were detained in or near the Caribbean port city of Colon, according to prosecutors on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Henriquez and at least one other person were killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday. A third person also suffered injuries, according to the police.

The prosecution statement gave no motive for the attack and are believed to have ruled out robbery as a reason.

Henriquez, who was capped 75 times for Panama, had recently rejoined his original club Arabe Unido in Panamanian football's top tier.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 13:58 IST
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