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Murdered Honduras footballer Arnold Peralta was shot 18 times

Published 11/12/2015

Arnold Peralta was killed in his hometown of La Ceiba, Honduras (AP)
Arnold Peralta was killed in his hometown of La Ceiba, Honduras (AP)

Honduran international footballer Arnold Peralta was shot 18 times when he was attacked at a shopping mall in his home town, a post-mortem has shown.

A statement from the chief prosecutors' office said the former Rangers midfielder "was viciously attacked, and he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the skull, face and chest".

The killing occurred in a car park of the Uniplaza mall in La Ceiba, on the country's Caribbean coast.

Peralta was on holiday following the conclusion of Club Deportivo Olimpia's season.

Police said no suspects are in custody and the motive for the attack is unknown. Officials have ruled out robbery as a motive.

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