Argentina: Footballer shoots referee for showing red card

Argentina: Footballer shoots referee for showing red card

A footballer is on the run after reportedly shooting dead a referee after being sent off during a match in Argentina. The player retrieved a gun from his bag after being shown a straight red before returning to the pitch and shooting the official during the game in Cordoba, central Argentina on Tuesday, according to local reports.

The victim, named locally as 48-year-old César Flores, suffered gunshot wounds to his head, chest and neck. Another player is believed to have been injured but is out of immediate danger. Police have launched a huge manhunt to find the attacker, who has not been named.

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