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President of Colombian Soccer Club Killed in Fatal Shooting Following Home Game Loss

In a tragic turn of events, the president of Tigres FC, a soccer club in the Colombian second division, met a devastating fate on Saturday following his team’s home match defeat against Atletico FC, as confirmed by an official club statement.

Edgar Paez, aged 63, fell victim to a fatal shooting while he was on his way back home by car after Tigres FC’s 3-2 loss to Atletico FC. Disturbingly, his daughter was present during this harrowing incident, but thankfully, she managed to escape unharmed.

This heart-wrenching episode unfolded in close proximity to the club’s stadium, the Metropolitano de Techo in Bogota, occurring at approximately 6:15 p.m. local time. Subsequently, Paez was rushed to a nearby medical clinic, where, tragically, he was declared dead. Authorities have initiated a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this senseless act.

“The Tigres family and the wider sporting community are reeling from the shock of this tragedy,” the club expressed in a poignant section of their statement. “His unwavering commitment to the team and his relentless dedication to the growth of the sport in our region have left an enduring mark on all those fortunate enough to have known him.”

As it stands, Tigres FC occupies the 15th position in the Colombian second-tier league table, having secured two victories, three draws, and suffered eight defeats in their first 13 matches of the season.

In remembrance of their late president, the club plans to observe a minute of silence in their upcoming matches, honoring the profound impact Edgar Paez had on Tigres FC and the sport they hold dear.

Reference:

https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/colombian-club-president-shot-dead-after-match-103483568

https://www.reuters.com/sports/soccer/tigres-president-killed-after-colombian-teams-home-loss-2023-09-25/

https://www.espn.in/football/story/_/id/38491594/tigres-president-killed-colombian-team-home-loss

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