O’Higgins fan dies after being shot in Independencia

The subject was traveling on a bus with other fans after O’Higgins’ duel in Santa Laura against Unión Española.

A new act of violence related to football It happened during the night of this Saturday, October 8 in Independencia.

According to preliminary information, fans of O’Higgins they traveled by bus from the Santa Laura Stadium to Rancagua after the confrontation between both squads that ended in a goalless draw.


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Captain Diego Araneda, Officer of the North Santiago Prefecture Round, stated that “according to the statements of complainants and witnesses, after a match for the national soccer championship in the district of Independencia, fans belonging to the O’Higgins sports club, who were returning in two private buses to the city of Rancagua, Upon reaching the intersection of Av. Dorsal with Guanaco, they were intercepted by a group of unknown individuals.“.

At that moment the fight would have started, which according to Araneda “which ends when one of these individuals from the unknown group pulled out a firearm and fired an undetermined number of shots against the buses causing an injury to one of the people”.

“Unfortunately, the person who was injured, He later died at the San José Hospital.” added the captain.

The case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office and the skills to OS9 and Labocar to determine the accuracy of the facts.

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