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Guatemalan club official gunned down

  • AP, Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:01 AM

Carlos Noe Gomez, the 32-year-old vice president of Guatemalan First Division club Deportivo Xinabajul, was shot to death Friday night by unidentified gunmen a month after he complained about receiving death threats related to the squad's poor performance.

Gomez was leaving a team meeting in the northern province of Huehuetenango when two gunmen approached him and shot him nine times.

Deportivo Xinabajul was last with six points following its 2-0 loss to Suchitepequez on Wednesday. The Lions went ahead and played Saturday and won, 1-0, at home over Heredia Jaguares.

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