Panama international football player Amilcar Henriquez has been shot dead, according to police in Panama.
The killing took place in Panama’s Colon province on Saturday and was confirmed in a statement by Didacio Camargo, the press secretary of Panama’s National Police force.
Police said that the 33-year-old midfielder was leaving his home when he was shot several times by an unknown gunman. Two others were injured in the attack. Henriquez was taken to a local hospital, where he declared dead.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela condemned the killing on Twitter and called for local authorities to catch those responsible for Henriquez’s death.
Lamentamos la muerte de nuestro azul Amilkar Henríquez, jugador que entregó su corazón en la cancha por el DAU y por la selección. pic.twitter.com/KDOXnHAYKV
— Árabe Unido de Colón (@ArabeUnido_) April 16, 2017
Henriquez, who played club football for Arabe Unido had 75 caps for his country and played in last month’s 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier against the United States.