Striker William Alberto Lopez Garcia, of El Salvador First Division club Alianza, was shot dead at the Salvadorean locality of Quezaltepeque, according to dispatches of Tuesday from San Salvador, capital of Salvador.
Lopez Garcia was attacked by gang members in the street at 22:30 hours, local time of Monday, said the police.
He received a shot in the abdomen and died when taken aboard an ambulance from Quezaltepeque to San Salvador.
The family of the athlete said it does not know the cause of the crime for which it held accountable the gang known as Mara Salvatrucha.
Last Sunday Alianza lost against Club Deportivo FAS, of the city of Santa Ana, in the return game of the semifinal of the local league.