- Sep 7, 2010
Former Argentina rugby player Federico Aramburu was killed in Paris overnight, the Paris prosecutor's office said. He was 42.
Prosecutors confirmed to The Associated Press that a murder investigation has been opened.
L'Équipe sports daily first reported Aramburu's death. According to the newspaper, Aramburu was fatally shot in the early hours of Saturday outside a Paris bar following an altercation involving four people including Aramburu and a friend of his.
The prosecutor's office did not give more details about Aramburu's death but confirmed shots were fired during the incident and that he died in the street.
Aramburu, who made 22 international appearances for Argentina during his career, played for Biarritz, Perpignan and Dax in the French league. He won the French championship twice with Biarritz, in 2005 and 2006.
French media outlet RMC Sport and Le Point newspaper reported that one of the alleged attackers would be a well-known activist of the French far right, with a military past and linked to a case of aggression in 2015 that was identified under the name of Loïk Le Priol.