Panama police officials said that international soccer player Amilcar Henriquez died after being shot in the country's Colon province. The killing which took place on Saturday 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 inRussia. He played in the last 20 minutes of a recent game in Panama with the United States that tied 1-1.