Wednesday, December 1

Álex Quiñónez: the Ecuadorian athlete dies assassinated in Guayaquil

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Alex Quinonez

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The Ecuadorian Olympic sprinter Álex Quiñónez was killed this Friday in the city of Guayaquil.

“With deep pain we confirm that our athlete Álex Quiñónez was murdered in the city of Guayaquil,” the Ecuadorian Ministry of Sports reported in a statement, which defined Quiñónez as “father, son and the best sprinter in the history of our country.”

The Ministry added that the National Police had come to the scene and that the corresponding investigations.

Local media reported that the event took place in the Colinas de la Florida sector, in the northwest of Guayaquil, where the sprinter was shot and killed.

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