Police arrest seven for murder of Panama midfielder
Seven persons have been arrested for their involvement in the murder of Panama international midfielder Amilcar Henriquez, local authorities said.
The suspects, three of whom are reportedly minors, were detained in or near the Caribbean port city of Colon, according to prosecutors on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.
Henriquez and at least one other person were killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday. A third person also suffered injuries, according to the police.
The prosecution statement gave no motive for the attack and are believed to have ruled out robbery as a reason.
Henriquez, who was capped 75 times for Panama, had recently rejoined his original club Arabe Unido in Panamanian football's top tier. The Pan American Football Federation (Fepafut) confirmed the death on Twitter, saying: "We deeply regret the death of our national team player Amilcar Henriquez. God receive your soul Mickey."
Panama's president, Juan Carlos Varela had condemned the incident.