A professional footballer Juan Sebstian Quintero has told how he survived an assassination attempt, claiming one of his team’s own fans shot at him at point blank range.
The Colombian , who plays for Deportivo Cali, said a man approached his car, pointed a gun at him and said: “I killed you, son of a b*tch”.
He said he was driving home when the incident happened in the town of Jamundi in the Valle del Cauca department.
Quintero, 23, told reporters: “I was getting to my flat when I felt someone knocking on my window and the person with the gun was there ready to shoot me.
“It took me two or three seconds to react and I accelerated.
“He just knocked on the window, pointed the gun at me and said, ‘I killed you, son of a b*tch’.
“The only thing I saw was a Deportivo Cali tracksuit. Who did it and what happened are being investigated.
“The shot hit the door and my brother and I got away unharmed, luckily.
“These things cannot happen in football. Making an attempt on someone’s life, people with family, mothers, fathers and for some of my teammates, children.”
A photo shows the bullet hole in Quintero’s Porsche SUV.