Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa Goalkeeper, Shot Dead

Senzo Meyiwa, according to police reports, was shot by two armed gunmen who had entered his house and even had an altercation before they fired at him.

updated: October 27, 2014 13:36 IST
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Senzo Meyiwa had made his international debut in 2013 and many believed he had a bright future ahead of him.

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Johannesburg: The captain of South Africa's national soccer team was fatally shot when armed men broke into the house where he was staying, police said.

Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, the national police force said on its Twitter account. The three assailants then fled on foot, according to the police service, which offered a reward of nearly $14,000 for information leading to arrests in the case.

Police said there were seven people in the house during the attack, and that the shooting followed an "altercation."

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