A 24 – year – old football fan was shot dead Sunday in Montevideo while celebrating Nacional’ s victory in the Uruguayan championship , local media reported .
Citing police sources, media said the young man was shot during festivities near the club ’ s headquarters in the capital .
Police have yet to release an official report .
Nacional condemned the shooting on Twitter, saying , “ Nacional condemns a new act of violence, another unjustifiable murder in the frame of Uruguayan football.
The team called on “ all its supporters to remain calm and responsible even in the midst of pain .
It ’ s no longer a day to celebrate, all of Nacional embraces as a family . ”
Videos posted on social media show a crowd walking in the neighborhood near Nacional’ s headquarters when suddenly several shots ring out.
Nacional won the Uruguayan 2019 football championship Sunday by defeating Penarol 1 – 0 .
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