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A murder investigation has been opened after a former Argentine rugby international player was shot dead this morning in Paris.
Federico Aramburu, 42, who spent much of his career in France, died following a drive-by shooting following a heated argument with fellow guests at Bar Mabillon in the Saint-Germain district, sources told AFP.
Before the shooting, Mr. Aramburu was eating hamburgers with friends around 6 in the morning, after a night out.
Federico Martin Aramburu pictured in 2007 as he scores Argentina’s third try during the Rugby World Cup.
They reportedly got into a fight with another group of patrons before being separated by bouncers.
But the other group later returned in a car and fired several shots, a police source said.
A former Biarritz Olympique player who was with Mr Aramburu but wishes to remain anonymous said: “There was an altercation, as there can be at the end of the night.”
“It was resolved, but the men came back and shot Mr. Aramburu, who took three bullets.”
A source close to the investigation added that Mr. Aramburu died at the scene from his injuries and that “several bullet marks” were found at the scene.
A murder investigation has been opened, the Paris prosecutor’s office said, and the suspects were still being sought today.
Aramburu, who has since retired from rugby, was a running back who won 22 caps for Argentina and played in the 2007 World Cup in France, scoring a try as the Pumas beat the hosts in the third-place playoff.
He played club rugby in France for Biarritz, Perpignan and Dax from 2004 to 2010, winning the top 14 twice with Biarritz (BOPB) and later serving on the club’s board of directors.
He was born in La Planta, the capital of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, and trained at the San Isidro club, according to Le Parisien.
Aramburu also played for the Argentina national team from 2002 to 2005.
He was due to attend the Stade de France for tonight’s France v England match, the last game of the 2022 Six Nations Championship.
A tribute will be held at the stadium tonight, the French Rugby Federation said.
His friend Dimitri Yachvili, also a former rugby player, also told Le Parisien: “It was supposed to be a day of celebration for French rugby, but today I lost a friend.”
Since his retirement from the sport, Mr. Aramburu lived in the coastal city of Biarritz and worked for a tourism company.
‘We know of the death of Federico Martín Aramburu in tragic circumstances. The BOPB group sends its deepest condolences to his family, his relatives, and assures them of his full support,’ the BOPB tweeted today.
Mr Aramburu also played for Glasgow Warriors from 2010 to 2011
Former Stade Francais player and current sports deputy mayor of Paris, Pierre Rabadan, tweeted: “What a nightmare, I’m still in shock and very sad for his family, his children, all his rugby friends from Biarritz, from Argentina.” .
“On what is supposed to be a happy day for French rugby, I have a heavy heart and deep anger.”
Mr Aramburu also played for Glasgow Warriors from 2010 to 2011. The club in a Twitter post said: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and tragic death of Warrior #185, Federico Aramburu.”
“The embodiment of a true Guerrero and much loved by all, the thoughts of everyone past and present at the club are with his family at this immensely difficult time.”
The Pumas said that Mr. Aramburu gave “the best of himself to the national team” and the Argentine club added that they “will not forget his attempts and his performance at the 2007 World Cup in France.”
Federico Aramburu Quick and Facts
- Federico Aramburu, 42, was shot Paris following reports of a dispute at a bar
- The former Argentine rugby international player died on the scene, sources say
- Mr Aramburu was meant to attend England vs France game at Stade de France