international soccer star Lionel Messi received a threatening message from two suspected gunmen on Thursday after police said they opened fire at a supermarket in Argentina owned by Messi’s in-laws.
Police said two men on a motorcycle fired at least a dozen shots at a Unico supermarket. in rosary early Thursday morning before leaving a discouraging message for Messi.
«Messi, we are waiting for you. (Mayor Pablo) Javkin is also a drug dealer, so he will not take care of you,» said the message, written on a piece of cardboard.
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The grocery store is owned by the parents of Messi’s wife, Antonella Roccuzzo.
No one was injured in the shooting and no suspects have been identified, but prosecutor Federico Rébola said authorities had launched a «preliminary» investigation.
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Javkin visited the crime scene Thursday and apparently called federal authorities over what he called their failure to stop a surge in drug related violence in rosary
«I doubt everyone, even those who are supposed to protect us,» he told local media.
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Neither Messi nor his wife have publicly commented on the shooting.
Associated Press contributed to this report.