Honduras national soccer player shot dead

Honduras national soccer player shot dead

(CNN)Honduras national team soccer player Arnold Peralta has been shot dead while on vacation in his home country, officials said Thursday.

Peralta was shot in a shopping mall parking lot in La Ceiba but no suspects have been identified.

“We won’t rest until those responsible for this act are identified and detained so that they can face justice,” the government said.

Authorities did not say what day Peralta was killed and have ruled out robbery as a motive, since Peralta’s belongings were not taken from him.

Peralta played as a defensive midfielder for the Honduras national team and for the Scottish club Rangers F.C.

Honduras has topped the list for the world’s highest murder rate in recent years, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime has said.

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