Guatemala defender shot dead

Guatemala City: Guatemalan professional footballer Pablo Villatoro was shot dead on Thursday in a sudden road rage incident, police said.

Villatoro (33) a defender on the Mixco club squad, was killed in the city of Chiquimula, around 200 kilometers east of the capital following a traffic dispute.

Police said they are investigating the case. The footballer had survived a 2007 shooting, when he was shot twice by thieves trying to steal his car. Guatemala is one of Latin America’s most violent nations, with a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people, according to World Bank data from 2010 to 2014.

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