Honduras footballer Arnold Peralta shot dead in hometown mall

London, Dec.11 (ANI): Honduras international footballer Arnold Peralta has been shot dead in a parking lot area of a shopping mall in his home town on the Caribbean coast.

Confirming the news, police said in a statement that Peralta, who was on holiday following the conclusion of his club’s season, was killed outside the Uniplaza mall, the Guardian reported

They revealed that no suspects were in custody yet and that the motive of the killing was still unknown.

The father of Arnold, Carlos Peralta described the incident as `terrible` and expressed his pain over losing his exemplary son.

Meanwhile, director of Honduras’ national football federation, Osman Madrid expressed that the national sport mourns a tragic death of the midfielder.

Peralta, who represented Honduras at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was scheduled to play friendly against Cuba next week. (ANI)

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