Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Former Mexican Soccer Star Gunned Down

Friday, August 12, 2011 |

The bloodshed that has engulfed Mexico City the past few years has claimed a former Mexico World Cup soccer star.

Mexican police said on Thursday that former Mexico defender Ignacio Flores Ocaranza was gunned down in a nighttime roadside attack.

Authorities said Flores, 58, was killed Wednesday in Cuernavaca, Morelos at a gas station and that two of his brothers were also injured. His van was riddled with bullets.

Flores was a member of Mexico's 1978 World Cup team and won five Mexican titles with Cruz Azul in the 1970s and '80s.

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Anonymous said...

Robbery?Carjack? Wonder what happened?Mexico City,a giant mess a urban slum crime will always be rampant.

Anonymous said...

ignazio flores ocaranza, look at the photo of the sketch of La Mano con Ojos from the Mexican Gov and compare the 2.

Anonymous said...

Texcoco Mex said.

My sister is a fanatic of Cruz Azul Deportivo and she told me this man has always work with Cruz Azul even after he retire as a soccer player. Looking at the Van he was driving I don't don't think he was involved in drug trafficking but who knows.

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