A Footballer is reported to have been shot dead during a match in Mexico!
As reported, former Bolivian international footballer Sergio Jáuregui was gunned down while playing a friendly match that was being played in the Santa Inés neighbourhood of Cuautla, Morelos.
The 38-year-old defender was shot six times by an unknown attacker around 11 am local time on Sunday.
Jáuregui reportedly had stepped off the field to rehydrate at the bench for a brief moment during the game when an unidentified gunman stormed up to him and fired at him from a close range.
The shooter fled the scene on a motorbike that was waiting for him at the entrance to the ground, leaving the footballer fatally wounded, the media reports revealed.
Emergency services and ambulances quickly arrived on the scene but were unable to save the player.
Atlético de San Luis Rey, a team with which Jáuregui had a significant playing history, expressed their grief through a statement posted on their official Facebook page.
“We regret the death of our former player and Captain Sergio Jáuregui, who defended the colours of our team in the last Torneo de los Soles. We send our deepest condolences to his family,’ the statement said.
‘We appreciate how you defended our badge and left everything on the field match after match. For that reason, we will always carry you in our badge and heart. Thank you very much to the ”Eternal Captain of Cuautla”, it added.
Jáuregui played most of his professional career in Bolivia.
He had a short-lived transfer to top-flight Swiss side Yverdon-Sport FC in 2005 which lasted only a few months.
He earned some 13 caps for his national team but retired from professional sport in 2015, according to Diario AS, aged just 30.