Tragedy struck an amateur football match in the Cordoba province in Argentina after a referee who gave out a red card was shot and killed by the same player he had sent off.
The victim identified as 48-year-old Cesar Flores succumbed to three gunshot wounds in his head, neck and chest, The Guardian reported.
Walter Zarate, also a player in the amateur match was reportedly injured during the incident but is already in stable condition.Cops are verifying witness accounts claiming the suspect got a gun from his bag and shot Flores dead immediately after being shown the red card.
“It all happened during the football match. We don’t know [what actually happened], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him,” a police source said.
A manhunt is still on against the suspect who remains at large.