Panama's Amilcar Henriquez shot and killed; seven suspects arrested

Monday April 17th, 2017

PANAMA CITY (AP) – Panamanian authorities say they've arrested seven people in the slaying of national soccer team midfielder Amilcar Henriquez.

The prosecutor's office says the suspects were arrested in the Colon region on the country's Atlantic coast, where Henriquez was shot to death on Saturday. Three of them are reported to be minors.

Sunday's prosecution statement doesn't suggest a motive for the killing, but there's no evidence that a robbery was involved.

Authorities say a gunman shot the 33-year-old Henriquez several times, killing at least one other person and wounding a third.

Henriquez had been playing for Panama in World Cup qualifiers and for the local team Arabe Unido.

He played in the last 20 minutes of Panama's 1-1 tie with the United States last month and has appeared 75 times for his country.

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