Autopsy shows Honduran player shot 18 times

Arnold Peralta (AP)
Arnold Peralta (AP)

Honduras - Prosecutors say an autopsy shows that Honduran national player Arnold Peralta as shot 18 times when he was attacked at a shopping mall in his hometown.

The statement from the chief prosecutors' office says Peralta "was viciously attacked, and he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the skull, face and chest."

The killing occurred on Thursday at the parking lot of the Uniplaza mall in La Ceiba, on the country's Caribbean coast.

Peralta was on vacation following the conclusion of Club Deportivo Olimpia's season. He earlier played for the Rangers Football Club in Scotland.

Police said on Friday no suspects were in custody and the motive for the attack was unknown. Officials ruled out robbery as a possible motive.

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