NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A soccer player is accused of fatally shooting a referee during an amateur match in Argentina after getting a red card.

The Guardian reports the player got a gun from his bag after getting kicked out of the match, returned to the field and killed 48-year-old Cesar Flores.

“It all happened during the football match. We don’t know [exactly what took place], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him,” a police source told the Efe news agency.

Flores was reportedly shot three times – once each in the head, chest and neck.

Another player, Walter Zarate, was also injured during the shooting, but he is expected to be fine.


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