A teenager is fighting for his life after a terrorist attack at an Argentinian soccer match leaves 20 injured

An Argentinian teenager is fighting for his life after being shot during a fourth division football match in the country. The violent incident happened in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires during a match between Club Lujan and Club Alem. Reports said a number of Club Alem supporters arrived and started shooting at Club Lujan supporters who were watching the game in bars and pubs near the stadium, where the live action was taking place.

According The sun, the incident left at least 20 people injured, including an 18-year-old boy who suffered serious gunshot wounds. Additionally, fighting broke out inside the arena where the derby was taking place. Play was halted before being abandoned for player safety after a sound bomb was thrown near the visitors’ dugout. In videos that are going viral on Twitter, fans can be seen fighting and throwing rocks while others run in fear.

“Unfortunately, the classic has been suspended due to incidents. What should be a football party is overshadowed by a group of violent people,” Club Alem wrote in a statement on its Facebook page.

According to reports, local police used rubber bullets to disperse the violent gathering. Those injured in the event were taken to a neighborhood hospital near the stadium for treatment. The boy who was shot and injured is currently in critical condition.

Violence at another football match in Argentina

Meanwhile, it is not the first time that a football match in Argentina has been affected by violence caused by fans. Earlier this year, a match between Argentinian clubs Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys was delayed after supporters of one of the teams threw grenades onto the pitch before the match started. The incident happened at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa stadium, which is the home of Newell’s Old Boys. No one was hurt in the incident, but he blew massive holes in the pitch which caused a delay.

The official Newell’s Old Boys Twitter account had shared a clip where the grenade can be seen exploding on the playing field, blasting holes in the pitch. According to reports, around 30,000 supporters were present when the incident took place.

(Image: @avellaneda_real/@gabruzo/Twitter)

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