Brazilian player shot in apparent robbery attempt
A 28-year-old football player has been shot dead in an apparent
robbery attempt in Brazil.
Andre Nascimento, of Minas Gerais state club Uberaba, was shot
while arriving home after practice on Friday.
The club said the striker was a victim of ”urban violence” and
”possibly a robbery attempt,” but authorities told local media
they were investigating the possibility the murder was connected to
a recent domestic dispute involving Nascimento.
No other details were available.
Nascimento was Uberaba’s top scorer in this year’s Minas Gerais
state tournament and in the Minas Gerais Cup, in which the team was
scheduled to play on Sunday.