Colombian footballer Juan Sebstian Quintero escapes assassination

Colombian footballer Juan Sebstian Quintero escapes assassination

- A Colombia footballer Juan Quintero escaped death after fan of his club wanted to kill him with a gun

- He explained that his Audi car was shot by the fan who rained insults on him before he pulled the trigger

- Juan Quintero currently plays for Colombia club Deportivo Cali after a year in Spain on loan with Sporting Gijon

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Colombian football star Juan Sebstian Quintero has explained how he escaped death from a fan of his club who wanted to kill him by gun while driving home.

Briefly.co.za learned that the 23-year-old defender who plays for Deportivo Cali explained that the incident happened in the town of Jamundi in the Valle del Cauca department.

He made it clear according to the report by UK Sun that a man approached his car and pointed a gun at him with vituperation words.

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"I was getting to my flat when I felt someone knocking on my window and the person with the gun was there ready to shoot me.

"It took me two or three seconds to react and I accelerated.

"He just knocked on the window, pointed the gun at me and said, 'I killed you, son of a b*tch.

"The only thing I saw was a Deportivo Cali tracksuit. Who did it and what happened are being investigated.

"The shot hit the door and my brother and I got away unharmed, luckily. These things cannot happen in football.

"Making an attempt on someone's life, people with family, mothers, fathers and for some of my team-mates, children,'' Juan Quintero told reporters according to UK Sun.

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Investigators are working to establish whether it was an attempted robbery or if it had been related to Deportivo Cali being knocked out of the Copa Sudamericana by Argentinian side Santa Fe.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Colombian footballer Alejandro Penaranda was shot and killed after he partied with his team-mates.

The 24-year-old's teammate Heissen Izquierdo was also injured in the attack and rushed to hospital on Friday, June 1.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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