Model Wife Of Paraguayan Footballer Shot Dead At Music Concert

Cristina Vita Aranda, the model wife of a Paraguayan soccer player, was fatally shot at a concert on Sunday, January 30.

The deceased, who has three children with Club Olimpia player Ivan Torres, is thought to have been caught in the crossfire of a gunfight in a VIP area at Asuncion’s Jose Asuncion Flores Ampitheatre.

She was shot in the head and rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after.

According to local reports, Torres, a former U20 international, was also at the concert and assisted in getting his wife to the hospital.

After ten years of marriage, the couple announced their intention to divorce in January.

Cristina and her husband posed together for a Christmas picture before Cristina’s recent announcement they had decided to take a break in their relationship.

They were believed to be trying to patch things up between them before Cristina was killed.

Sunday’s shooting is still being investigated by police and prosecutors.

A man named as Marcos Ignacio Rojas Mora also died, with unconfirmed reports saying the intended target was a drug dealer identified locally as Ederson Salinas Benitez.

Four people aged between 23 and 40 were also shot and were being treated for their injuries in hospital on Monday, Jan. 31.

Ivan, who began his career with Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno before signing for the club’s arch-rivals Club Olimpia in December 2014, is said to have suffered a panic attack but was uninjured.

Itaugua Nacional Hospital director Yolanda Gonzalez, who confirmed the 29-year-old Cristina’s death said: “She was intubated when she arrived and attempts were made to resuscitate her for at least 25 minutes after she went into cardiac arrest.

“She died after the lengthy attempts to save her life.”


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