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Matamoros City Sports Director Murdered

A Matamoros city official is dead after being shot by men with whom he had gotten into an argument with at a local nightclub.

The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office (PGJE) has confirmed that Matamoros City Sports Director Wilfrido Campos-Gonzalez was gunned down in downtown early Saturday morning.

Authorities did not specify which nightclub but PGJE officials It all happened a couple of blocks away from City Hall shortly after midnight Saturday.

Witnesses told investigators that Campos-Gonzalez had gotten into an altercation with men at club and that they shot him outside.

Paramedics found his body without signs of life.

A Good Samaritan and paramedics were trying to revive Campos-Gonzalez when gunmen arrived and allegedly made them dump his body outside a building on the highway to Reynosa.

PGJE officials have promised a thorough investigation but no suspects have been identified or arrested.

Campos-Gonzalez was shown on Action 4 News during a July 30th report about an Australian man running from the North Pole to the South but who made a pit stop in Matamoros.

The Matamoros native had a career in Mexican politics but most recently took the post as city sports director where he organized races and other events.

Action 4 News will post more information as it becomes available.

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