PANAMA CITY.- Seven suspects have been arrested in Panama, including three minors, for the murder of soccer player Amílcar Henríquez, who was shot dead on Saturday while he was sharing with some friends, the police said on Sunday.
The agents, along with the prosecutor’s office, have arrested “seven people, including three minors in a few hours” for their alleged links with the murder of the soccer player.
In addition, "4 firearms" have been seized and the car has been located "where the individuals who committed the murder supposedly traveled," the police added in a statement.
Henríquez was with some friends in a street in Sabanitas, a suburb of the Atlantic city of Colón, when gunmen came out of a car and shot the group, killing the soccer player and one of his friends, while another was injured.
Henríquez played in the Árabe Unido de Colón (United Arab League of Colón) club, the country's most lauded team, with 15 titles.
He also played with the Panamanian national team, with which he participated in 83 matches since 2005, the last of them against the United States, on the last date of the Concacaf hexagonal for Russia-2018.
His murder has grieved the country, where authorities, politicians, athletes, sports entities and federations have condemned the fact and called for justice.