Gunmen Kill Panama’s National Team Footballer, Hernández, Injure Seven Others

Gunmen have murdered Gilberto Hernández, a member of Panama’s national football team after they opened fire on a group of people who had gathered in a building in Colón.

Apart from the death of the 26 year old, seven others were injured in the attack yesterday.

Though reports have not established if Hernández, who also played for Club Atlético Independiente, was the target of the shooting or what the motive was, two gunmen reportedly forced a taxi driver to take them to a building in the city’s Barrio Norte neighbourhood and opened fire on the group gathered there, fleeing the scene after the shooting.

Hernández made his debut in the Panamanian national side in March this year in a match against Guatemala.

Meanwhile, the player’s father urged the youth of Colón to stop the violence, and called on the authorities to launch projects to save the youth from this violence and also asked the killers to turn themselves in.

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