Córdoba, Argentina: Referee Shot Dead by Soccer Player After Red Card

February 17, 2016 Updated: February 17, 2016

A referee was shot dead by a player shortly after giving the player a red card.

The murder took place in Campo de la Ribera on Sunday, Feb. 13, in Cordoba, Argentina.

Ref César Flores, 48, sent a player off the pitch with the red card.

But the player retrieved a gun from his bag and shot the referee three times.

It all happened during the football match. It appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him.

“It all happened during the football match. We don’t know [exactly what took place], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him,” a police source told Efe news, according to the Guardian.

Another player, 25-year-old Walter Zarate, was also shot but is recovering in the hospital.

Police are still searching for the unnamed player.