Fan Shot Dead in Clash Before Football Match in Argentina

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A 36-year-old man was shot dead in Argentina during clashes between rival supporters of the same club before a second-division match, police said.

Witnesses said the clash was among supporters of Club Atletico de San Martin in the northwestern city of San Miguel de Tucuman on Monday night.

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The fans were heading to the stadium for the top-of-the-table clash against Belgrano, police sources said, quoted by the official Telam news agency.

San Martin president Ruben Moisello said the victim was shot in the neck from behind.

Police cordoned off the area after the incident but the match went ahead with San Martin winning 1-0.

A murder investigation has been opened and Tucuman’s deputy police chief Juan Ibanez said the “perpetrator has already been identified.”

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