Gunmen Shoot Up Lionel Messi's In-Laws' Store In Argentina, Leave Threatening Message

Photo: Instagram/Lionel Messi 

Gunmen shot at Lionel Messi's in-laws' store in Rosario, Argentina, firing at least a dozen shots and leaving a threatening note for the soccer star before fleeing on motorcycles.

The Unico supermarket, owned by the family of Messi's wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, was targeted in the attack.

The gunmen left a note naming Messi and Rosario's mayor, Pablo Javkin, as they fled. The note read, "Messi, we’re waiting for you.

Photo: Instagram/Lionel Messi 

Javkin is also a drug trafficker, so he won’t take care of you." No one was injured in the incident, which police believe was drug-related violence typical to the region for the past two decades.

Messi has not yet commented on the attack.

Meanwhile, he is in Paris training with his Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint-Germain, and was named FIFA's best men's player on Monday.

Javkin denounced the attack, describing it as an attempt "to create chaos in the city."

The Santa Fe province justice minister Celia Arena referred to the attack as "terrorism" conducted by "mafia."

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Source: Yahoo Sports


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