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Boca Juniors ultras leader ‘The Bear’ shot dead in his own home in Buenos Aires

Gustavo Pereyra, No 2 in the Barras Brava, was shot eight times by an unnamed gunman

A high-ranking member of Boca Juniors’ ultras was assassinated in his home, according to local reports in Argentina.

Gustavo Pereyra, who had been second-in-command in Boca’s Barras Brava, was shot at eight times in Claypole, a suburb of Buenos Aires.

Gustavo Pereyra is seen here among Boca fans

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Gustavo Pereyra is seen here among Boca fans

Boca Juniors fans are famous for creating an atmosphere

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Boca Juniors fans are famous for creating an atmosphere

According to Sport, citing local reports, Pereyra, nicknamed ‘The Bear’, had been at home with his mother when the gunman arrived.

The 49-year-old, who had been barred from attending Boca’s famous Bombonera stadium, was No2 to current leader Rafael Di Zeo.

His mother told police she opened the door to a man, before leaving them alone and leaving the house.

She then heard an argument and several gunshots.

Pereyra had been banned from attending Boca home games

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Pereyra had been banned from attending Boca home games

The gunman is said to have fled the scene.

Pereyra was alive when the ambulance arrived, but was transferred to a nearby hospital and later died.

Police officers found eight bullet casings at the scene, although it is not clear how many times Pereyra was shot.

The Bear was previously a bodyguard for former world super-featherweight champion Jorge Rodrigo Barrios.

He had most recently been working for a private security company.

Pereyra had also been imprisoned for football violence and hooliganism.


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