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The wife of a Paraguayan soccer player is murdered during a shooting at a concert

Paraguayan soccer player Iván “Tito” Torres, from the Olimpia club, lost his wife.

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The death of Cristina “Vita” Arandafootballer’s wife Iván “Tito” Torres, from the Olympia club, which occurred after a shooting during a concert in the city of San Bernardino, shocked Paraguayan soccer on Monday, where leaders and teams lamented the fact.

Aranda was one of the two fatalities of the shooting that took place in the middle of the musical show Ja’umina Fest, and that left at least four more people injured.

The president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), Alexander Dominguez, expressed this Monday on his Twitter account his condolences to Torres and his family for such a sad loss. “May God give you spiritual strength to go through this moment. RIP, Cristina Aranda”, noted in his message.

The Paraguayan soccer team also joined the manifestivities of sadness and dedicated a minute of silence for the death of the model and recognized personality in the country’s social networks.

La Albirroja indicated on Twitter that the today’s training respecting the duel of red-and-white soccer player Iván Torres. “We are with you, Tito”, added the selected one.

In the press conference prior to the match played this Tuesday by the Paraguay national team in Brazil, the Albirroja technician, Guillermo Barros SchelottoHe referred to what happened on Sunday night.

“We want to accompany Iván Torres and his family at this difficult time. We condemn any act of violence. We want to be with him he was part of the Paraguayan national team and we want to be with him,” he said in a statement prior to the start of the questions from journalists.

For its part, the Olympia club, in which Torres militates, suspended training this Monday and declared the duel “of the entire great Olympian nation” for the next three days.

The Asuncion team expressed his “deep regret” for Aranda’s death. In addition, he offered his “support and company” to Xoana Daniela Barrientos, wife of the also member of that team Víctor Salazar, who was injured in the shooting.

Initial investigations indicate that Aranda and Barrientos, who attended the show in the company of their husbands, were waiting in line to enter the bathrooms located in the VIP area of the José Asunción Flores amphitheater when the shooting broke out.

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