Former Glasgow Rangers defensive midfielder and Honduras international Arnold Peralta was killed while on holiday.
BBC reported that Peralta was killed in his hometown, La Ceiba, on the North coast of Honduras. He was shot in the car park of a shopping center.
The cause of the shooting is unknown yet. However robbery was ruled out by the police, since nothing was taken. Honduras has the highest murder rates in the world. Gang violence is a major problem for the Latin-American country.
Peralta, who was 26, played for the capital club Olimpia, since he ended his one year and a half long spell at Scottish side Rangers, where he featured in 21 league games, scoring once.
A “tragic death that the national sport mourns”, Osman Madrid, director of FENAFUTH, the Honduran national football federation, commented the news about Peralta was killed.
Experts of gambling facts might know that he was due to represent his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, however he missed the tournament in Brazil because of injury. He played for Honduras at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Peralta was about to feature in the Honduras vs Cuba international game next Wednesday.