Six people were killed Wednesday night, including a minor, in the aftermath of the dramatic final to Colombia’s Liga Postobon championship, local media reported Thursday.
Medellin’s Atletico Nacional beat Barranquilla’s Atletico Junior in penalty kicks on the back of a goal in the closing minutes of the game, but the ensuing uproar resulted in the deaths of six people and left five police officers wounded in the respective cities, according to Noticias Uno.
In Barranquilla, five people were reportedly killed, including a minor who received a gunshot wound to the head. Two buses were also pelted with stones by alleged Junior supporters, and over 30 fights broke out, injuring at least 20, reported Caracol Radio.
Meanwhile, a 23-year old man, Cristian Camilo Ramirez, was stabbed to death in a street fight in Medellin, while the “City of Eternal Spring” was hit with over 250 traffic accidents following the soccer match.
Authorities have offered a reward of $10,500 for information leading to Ramirez’s killer. In Barranquilla, there are reportedly two captured suspects in one of the murders, which resulted when a group of alleged Nacional fans attacked a Junior supporter.