Several die in clashes at Guatemala, Colombia football matches

TRT World says at least six people have been killed and four wounded in armed clashes between alleged gang members at an indoor football match in Guatemala.

Several die in clashes at Guatemala, Colombia football matches

TRT World says at least six people have been killed and four wounded in armed clashes between alleged gang members at an indoor football match in Guatemala, police said, while another died after fighting at a game in Colombia.

In the latest mass violence at Latin American sporting events, five people died on the scene and a sixth in hospital after violence erupted at a match in the Guatemalan town of Villa Canales on Sunday.

Witnesses said at least four armed attackers had arrived at the indoor stadium by car.

Investigators believed the armed attack could have be the result of gang rivalry, said a police report, pointing to the Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatrucha groups that have a strong presence in Guatemala and other Central American countries, Mexico and the United States.

https://www.trtworld.com/americas/several-die-in-clashes-at-guatemala-colombia-football-matches-56622

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