BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A second-division Argentine player has been killed by a gunshot to the chest by unknown assailants who apparently entered his home in a robbery attempt.
His club Nueva Chicago on Friday named the victim as 26-year-old defender Rodrigo Espindola. Police said a security camera caught images of Espindola arriving on Thursday night with his family in a car at his home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
#JusticiaPorRodrigo La @AFA expresa su dolor por el fallecimiento de Rodrigo Espíndola, jugador de Nueva Chicago https://t.co/l1frakO4tf
- AFA (@afa) May 13, 2016
Club vice president Daniel Ferreiro called it a "sad day," and the Argentine Football Association expressed "its sadness" over the death.
Espinolda played in the Argentine first division for Racing Club and has played three seasons with Nueva Chicago.