Panama midfielder Amilcar Henriquez shot and killed

Panama midfielder Amilcar Henriquez dies after being shot while leaving his home in Colon province on Saturday.

Panama midfielder Amilcar Henriquez has died after being shot in his home country.

The killing on Saturday was confirmed by Didacio Camargo, press chief for Panama's National Police.

Authorities say that the 33-year-old was leaving his home in Colon province when a gunman shot him several times, with two others wounded in the attack.

Henriquez was subsequently taken to a nearby public hospital, where he died.

President Juan Carlos Varela condemned the killing on his Twitter account and called for authorities in Colon to bring those responsible to justice.

Henriquez, who played for Arabe Unido, was a member of Panama's squad for recent World Cup qualifiers and played the last 20 minutes of their 1-1 draw with the United States in March.

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