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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Soccer Scout Shot Dead

Moscow -- A free-lance soccer agent was fatally wounded in a shooting in Volgograd Thursday night, Itar-Tass reported.

Vladimir Saidilinov was talking with friends when he was shot twice in the heart and once in the chest. He died of his injuries at the scene. Security sources said the attack was being treated as a contract killing, Itar-Tass reported.

In Moscow, the head of Dynamo denied the victim had ever worked for the club but a trainer at Rotor Volgograd said Saidilinov was known in soccer circles as an unlicensed agent.