Gilberto Hernandez, a defender for Panama, was shot and killed at the age of 26.Read full article
Gunmen opened fire on a crowd of people that had congregated in a Colon building on Sunday, September 3, resulting in the tragedy. One of them was Gilberto Hernández.
In the assault, Hernández perished and seven other people were hurt.
In a statement, the Panama Football League confirmed the information.
The Panama federation also released a statement in which it expressed regret over Gilberto Hernandez’s untimely death.
We offer our sympathies to his family, friends, and the whole CAI and Panamanian football community.
The national police stated on Monday that “a citizen suspected of the murder of a football player, which occurred on Sunday… in the province of Colón” had been apprehended.
According to government statistics, Colón province in Panama, which has a population of roughly 300,000, saw 102 homicides in 2017—a nine-percent decrease from the previous year.
According to the authorities, rival drug gangs are largely to responsible for the bloodshed.
At the time of his passing, Hernandez was a member of the Panamanian team Independiente.