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Colombian footballer dead after shooting

January 17, 2014
By ESPN staff

Colombian footballer Ferley Reyes has died after being shot in the head by a person travelling on a motorcycle, reports the Associated Press.

Reyes was shot while with Union Magdalena club teammate Luis Diaz Asprilla, who is receiving treatment in hospital after he was also shot three times.

Police have yet to identify the person who attacked the players, who were reported to be in a hair salon in Gaira, Santa Marta, when the incident took place.

According to local police, the motives are currently unclear, with both players apparently not receiving any threats.

Union Magdalena play in Categoria Primera B and are the club where former Colombia international Carlos Valderrama started his career.

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