Police say a Guatemala City man died after being struck in the heart with an arrow fired by assailants waiting for him outside his home.

National Police Officer Luis Luna says 29-year-old layout designer Abel Giron was attacked as he left his home to go to work at El Periodico newspaper Wednesday. The assailants fled and are still at large.

Luna says Giron's family members pulled the arrow out of his chest, but he died later at a hospital.

Giron's colleagues said the arrow was made of metal and was possibly fired from a competition bow or crossbow.

Police did not give a motive for the attack. Giron was married to a photographer who also works at the daily newspaper.