SAN SALVADOR – Two members of El Salvador’s champion soccer team were wounded when unknown assailants fired on a vehicle driven by one of their teammates, the coach of the Metapan club, Edwin Portillo, told Efe.
The injured players were identified as Nelson Rivera and Andres Flores.
The attack took place Saturday night after Metapan’s victory over Universidad de El Salvador at Jorge Calero Suarez stadium in Metapan, according to media accounts.
The players were intercepted on the road from Santa Ana to San Salvador by would-be car thieves, those accounts said.
Rivera was shot in the head and is intensive care at the Diagnostic Hospital in San Salvador, while Flores, a member of the Salvadoran national team, suffered minor injuries. EFE