Referee César Flores is dead after being shot multiple times by a soccer player whom he red-carded and sent off the pitch, police said.

According to local reports, the player retrieved a gun from his bag after receiving the red card and returned to the field during the game and shot the 48-year-old referee.

The took place in Campo de la Ribera, the provincial capital of Cordoba, Argentina, on Sunday.

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Authorities are still looking for the player responsible and are still trying to piece together what happened. A police source told Efe news agency: "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."

Local reports said the referee was shot three times, in the head, chest and neck, while another player was injured, but not critically.

h/t The Guardian