13 hurt in Argentina football shooting

Feb 26, 2013, 09:35 IST | AFP

A shootout involving fans of Argentine top flight sides Tigre and River Plate injured 13 people, two seriously, local authorities said yesterday

The shooting, which a non-governmental organisation put down to the work of a criminal gang, took place in the northern Buenos Aires suburb of Victoria before Sunday’s match at River’s Monumental.

“This is about money and control of important business. These mafia are tolerated by the clubs, and they are armed,” Monica Nizzardo, of the Save Football ONG, said, adding that the criminals were involved in mafia-like activities including drug trafficking.

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