MEXICO CITY – Authorities say former Mexico defender Ignacio Flores Ocaranza has been killed in a late-night roadside attack that left his van riddled with bullets.
The attorney general's office for the state of Morelos says Flores was killed at a gas station Wednesday and two of his brothers were wounded, apparently by an assault rifle. The motive is unknown.
The office said in a statement Thursday that Flores was visiting his aging mother in Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City.
Flores was a member of Mexico's 1978 World Cup team. He played for Cruz Azul in the 1970s and '80s and won five Mexican titles. A Twitter message from the team Thursday said, "Rest in peace ... teacher, friend, father."