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.