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Colombian second-division club Tigres says president Edgar Paez has been fatally shot after the team's 2-3 loss to Atletico de Callie on Saturday night.
According to local media reports, the 63-year-old Paes was coming home with his daughter after the home defeat when he was shot by two men on a motorcycle near the Metropolitano de Techo stadium in Bogotá. His daughter was unharmed after the attack, and prosecutors are investigating the murder.
"The Tigres family and the sports community are shocked by the murder. His commitment to the team and his dedication to the development of the sport in our region have left an indelible mark on all those who had the privilege of knowing him," the club said in a statement posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The Colombian Football Federation also expressed its condolences to Paes' family and team.
"The Colombian Football Federation and its executive committee mourn the passing of Mr. Edgar Paez, president of the Tigres Club. We express our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones in their grief. Rest in peace," the plant said in a statement.
The president of Colombian second division club Tigres FC, Edgar Paez, was shot dead following his team's defeat on Saturday, the club announced.
The 63-year-old was returning home by car with his daughter after the 3-2 home loss to Atletico FC when he was killed by two men on a... pic.twitter.com/1MZ9HFPHkT
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After 13 games of the championship Tigres occupies the last place in the standings with 9 points asset, BTV reports.