Photo: Guatemala Football Club
The vice-president of a Guatemalan football club has been shot dead, after receiving death threats over the team’s poor performance.
Police said Carlos Noe Gomez of Deportivo Xinabajul was killed by two men who were waiting for him as he left a team meeting on Friday.
Police are investigating threats Gomez said he received a couple weeks ago.
This killing follows that of Carlos Mercedes Vasquez, from the first-division club Malacateco, who was found murdered last November.
After being kidnapped, the football star’s dismembered body was found dumped in five plastic bags with a note accusing him of “messing with the women of others”.
A suspect in the murder, Elmer Aroldo Zelada Galdamez, was arrested but freed in December by a group of armed men who stormed the prison in Malaceteco where he was being held.