Honduran Goalkeeper Oscar Sein Munguia Zelaya Shot and Killed Outside Bar

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2018

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 23:  A detail view of the soccer training field at Avaya Stadium where the United States Men's National Team trained before a FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier match against Honduras to be played March 24, 2017 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.  (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
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Honduran goalkeeper Oscar Sein Munguia Zelaya has died aged 27 after reportedly being shot outside a bar on Sunday morning.

His club, Club Deportivo Vida, confirmed his death on Twitter (h/t MailOnline's Matt Storey): "We regret the death of our goalkeeper Oscar Munguia, who died tragically in the early hours of Sunday morning. Our condolences to your relatives."

Honduran news channel Hoy Mismo (h/t Storey) reported he and a friend were shot outside a hotel bar in La Ceiba following an altercation. The shooting was said to have been carried out by a stranger, who subsequently fled the scene on a motorbike. 

Hoy Mismo shared the story on Twitter:

Noticieros Hoy Mismo @HoyMismoTSI

#HoyMismo Matan de varios impactos de bala al portero suplente del Club Deportivo Vida, Óscar Sein Munguia Zelaya, la madrugada de este domingo frente a un centro nocturno en la zona viva de La Ceiba, #Atlantida. https://t.co/ByaOqZAvoN

Munguia's former club, Arsenal FC Roatan, paid tribute to him on Facebook:

Honduran police have launched an investigation and are attempting to establish a motive for his murder. 

According to Human Rights Watch, Honduras' murder rate is "among the highest in the world."

Munguia made two appearances for Vida in the Honduran top flight's Apertura season this year, which concluded on November 11 with the club having finished eighth from 10 teams.