- Alexis Navidad has been killed in front of his home by two men believed to be a member of a notorious gang
- The 22-year-old boxer was inflicted with two gunshot wounds but died at the hospital
- Wilfredo, his father, has paid an emotional tribute to his son and has demanded for justice
Alexis Navidad has been shot dead in front of his home in El Salvador on Sunday evening, April 5, 2020, local authorities report.
The 22-year-old was murdered in the capital city of San Salvador as two men who were alleged to be members of LA street gang have been arrested following the incident.
It is understood that Navidad sat outside his house with two other people was shot twice and died of gunshot injuries at the hospital.
His dad Wilfredo broke the news, saying: "My son, Alexis Navidad, was killed in a cowardly way on Sunday afternoon.
"The people and athletes that met him know he was a nice young man. He worked and fought for his infant child and was preselected for the Salvadorian national team.
"I only ask God to give our family strength and may the punishment come from God - but there is worldly justice and may they punish those delinquents.
"This is a calling to the authorities, as two have been detained and I was told by officers they would be set free if there are no witnesses. I am asking for justice.
"A part of my heart is gone. May God receive you, my dear boy. You will live in me forever. One day we will be reunited."
The two arrested persons in connection with Navidad's murder are said to have ties to the 'Revolucionarios' (Revolutionaries) gang.
National Institute of Sports President Yamil Bukele paid tribute to Nthe promising, saying: "We want to clarify that Alexis, as confirmed by the Salvadoran Boxing Federation, had no ties to the gangs or any criminal structure.
"He was, since 14 years of age, an athlete dedicated to his passion, boxing. We know that due to the health emergency in the country, 'El Payasito' will not be able to receive the tribute he deserves, but we offer our most sincere expressions of condolence to his relatives and to the great family of Salvadoran boxing."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man United have joined other Premier League clubs in mourning the death of Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala.
Sala passed away at the age of 82 after contracting coronavirus, with Man City confirming the tragic news on Monday, April 6.
News on Sala's death was received with shock and grief within the ranks of the Premier League, with City rival clubs including Man United extending their sympathies.
"Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited," the Red Devils posted.
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